HL2: Gleek at a Glance, 29 Sept to 2 October

Tuesday

  • Essential Question/Journal Prompt: “How does Kissinger define the U.S. national interest towards Vietnam during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations?”
  • Learning Objectives (IB Standards): United States’ involvement in Vietnam: the reasons for, and nature of, the involvement at different stages; domestic effects and the end of the war
  • Content: CNN: The Cold War-Vietnam; “Vietnam: Entry into the Morass; Truman & Eisenhower” from Kissinger, Diplomacy (pp. 620-642).
  • Procedures: Watch Video (50 minutes); Discuss themes from Video  & Journal Prompt (20 minutes); Write response to Journal Prompt (20 minutes)
  • Assessment: Submit best journal response to Turnitin.com before 11.59pm on Friday, 2 October (20 points)

Thursday

  • Essential Question/Journal Prompt: Why did the U.S. continually alter its policy objectives, practices, and other forms of involvement in Vietnam?
  • Learning Objectives (IB Standards): United States’ involvement in Vietnam: the reasons for, and nature of, the involvement at different stages; domestic effects and the end of the war
  • Content: “Vietnam: On the Road to Despair; Kennedy and Johnson” from Kissinger, Diplomacy (pp. 643-673).
  • Procedures: Review & Discuss Journal Prompt (30 minutes); Write response to Journal Prompt (20 minutes)
  • Assessment: Submit best journal response to Turntin.com before 11.59pm on Friday, 2 October (20 points)

Friday

  • Essential Question/Journal Prompt: Why was it so difficult for the U.S. to extricate itself from the Vietnam War? Upon reflection, was the approach taken by Kissinger/Nixon appropriate?
  • Learning Objectives (IB Standards): United States’ involvement in Vietnam: the reasons for, and nature of, the involvement at different stages; domestic effects and the end of the war
  • Content: “Vietnam: The Extrication; Nixon” from Kissinger, Diplomacy (pp. 674-702).
  • Procedures: Review & Discuss Journal Prompt (30 minutes); Write response to Journal Prompt (20 minutes)
  • Assessment: Submit best journal response to Turntin.com before 11.59pm on Friday, 2 October (20 points)

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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