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Vietnam Web Sites

PBS – Vietnam Online
PBS site includes a timeline of events, maps, primary sources, and bios on key figures in the war. Also has a teacher’s guide.

The Wars for Vietnam 1945-1975
Very good page for getting a good factual and event overview of the war. Nicely put together, detailed info. Also has some primary sources/documents.

Vietnam, Stories Since the War (PBS)
Another well done PBS site; it contains background information on the Vietnam War, first-hand stories of veterans, an index, and a search function.

LBJ in the Oval Office
This page features four primary source audio clips from conversations of Johnson and high-level officials regarding the Vietnam War.

Spartacus – Vietnam War Index
A large collection of topics including political and military figures, issues, events, organizations, and links to more sites. Clicking on a link for a particular subject leads to a separate page with detailed information. This is a very good collection of factual information.

Vets with a Mission
Under the “history” tab there is a superb and very extensive collection of well-written information that deals with many topics in-depth. The site’s coverage spans from the earliest history of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people to the present. There’s also a collection of photos.

1968 Democratic Party Convention Riots
A primary source document (authored by Tom Hayden of SDS) explains some of the reasoning behind the protest and revolts against the war and government/culture in general. Also discusses the role of race and civil rights during the period. Published by History Matters, an online US History survey course by George Mason University.

Vietnam Peace War March, MLK Leads Procession (YouTube)

Statistics about the Vietnam War
A large collection of statistics compiled from a variety of credible sources

Guerrilla Wars: 1956-1989 (PBS)
Discusses guerrilla war movements in Vietnam, Afghanistan and elsewhere

Battlefield: Vietnam (PBS)
A companion to the PBS video program, this site features a brief historical introduction, a battlefield timeline, an expose on guerrilla tactics, a look at the siege of Khe Sanh, and other resources

Assignment Hanoi
Follow U.S. Ambassador and former P.O. W. Pete Peterson as he returns to the land of his captors on a mission of reconciliation, through interviews, research on Vietnam’s history before 1900, and investigation of an ambassador’s duties. PBS

The VietNam Pictures Archives
These archives consist of a number of JPEGs and GIFs, MIDI sequences and RealAudio clips

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities and more

Teaching the Vietnam War
PBS website with lesson plans, videos, and documents covering every phase of the war.

PBS Frontline World – Teaching the Vietnam War
Another PBS lesson plan on Vietnam based around video clips that are available online.

DocsTeach Vietnam War
A quality, modern website with a collection of primary sources, lesson plans, and classroom activities.

Vietnam WebQuest
This WebQuest is designed to be used with the History.com online portal to the Vietnam war. Includes an answer key.