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Each highlight is followed by a series of articles from the “Chicago Tribune,” the “New York Times,” and the “New Haven Register” with which students can determine the adequacy of the press coverage of the Vietnam War.
This unit was developed for a high school/middle school American History class. It is intended to be taught in a 3-4 week time frame. The major objectives that I hope to accomplish with this unit:
1. To provide students with a brief synopsis of several major events of the Vietnam War. 2. For students to examine the adequacy of the press’ coverage of the Vietnam War. 3. To make students look more critically at the media’s coverage of current U.S. foreign policy.
(Recommended for Grades 7 through 12 American History)
Journalism History American Sixties Vietnam Wars