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2015 PACING GUIDE HACC/LD HIS 110: The Vietnam War MR. CHORTANOFF

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WHEN AVAILABLE, SPEAKERS AND VETERANS WILL BE SCHEDULED.
*The Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Round Table MEETS @ 7:30pm ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA HALL AT 8000 DERRY STREET, HARRISBURG (BEHIND SAM’S CLUB). IT’S FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ABOUT AN HOUR LONG, DRAWS 75 PEOPLE, AND FOCUSES ON A VET.
**The US Army Heritage and Education Center’s “Perspectives in Military History” Lecture Series is (http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/lectures.cfm).
***Information on conducting an oral history interview of a Vietnam War veteran is http://www.ldsd.org/Domain/640.
****You may borrow my Vietnam magazines, at anytime, to discover and explore essay topic possibilities.
*****Be advised: Your research paper and reaction paper must be submitted in Word via email or flash drive.
WEEK 1 (Jan 22-23)

TH: EXPECTATIONS, ROUTINES, SYLLABUS, WEB SITE REVIEW, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

F: BIO/GOAL CARDS, VIDEO CLIPS, WHY HISTORY? ARTICLE, DR. MORRIS PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY, PRESTIGE PARADIGM….Mr. Chortanoff absent: USAHEC Korean War Workshop

*HW: Read “Vietnam Student Guide”

**HW: Skim Philip Caputo’s 10,000 DAYS OF THUNDER

WEEK 2 (Jan 26-30)

M: VIETNAM HISTORY/CULTURE/GEO HANDOUTS, CHARTS, TIMELINE, MAPS; NAT GEO OVERVIEW VIDEO

T: READ AND DISCUSS PC’S DAYS (PAGES 1-28)

*ORIGIN

W: READ AND DISCUSS PC’S DAYS (PAGES 29-69)

* NATURE: EARLY WAR YEARS OF ESCALATION AND PERSPECTIVES OF PARTICIPANTS

TH: READ AND DISCUSS PC’S DAYS (PAGES 70-97)

*NATURE: REMAINDER OF WAR YEARS: BATTLES IN VIETNAM AND AT HOME

F: READ AND DISCUSS PC’S DAYS (PAGES 98-121)

*CONCLUSION, CONSEQUENCES, AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIETNAM WAR



WEEK 3 (Feb 2-Feb 6)

M: NAT GEO OVERVIEW VIDEO…Mr. Chortanoff absent: Dr. Appt.

T: NAT GEO OVERVIEW VIDEO

W: NAT GEO OVERVIEW VIDEO *quiz?

TH: THE ROAD TO MODERN VIETNAMESE INDEPENDENCE (NATIONALISM, COMMUNISM, AND

CIVIL WAR).

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (INTRO AND CHAPTER 1)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

F: continued



WEEK 4 (Feb 9-13)

M: COLONIALISM, VIET MINH, HO CHI MINH, AND THE COLD WAR

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 2) AND CAPUTO’S DAYS (PAGES 10-24)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

T: continued

W: ANGUISHED PEACE: GENEVA SETTELMENT, HO CHI MINH, AND NGO DINH DIEM

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 3)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

TH: continued

F: OFF/IN SERVICE



WEEK 5 (Feb 16-20)

M: OFF/PRESIDENTS DAY/1st SNOW MAKE UP DAY

T: STABILIZATION OF SOUTH VIETNAM VIA US ESCALATION: JFK AND LBJ: MAAG-V TO MAC-V

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 4) AND CAPUTO’S DAYS (PAGES 26-28)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

W: continued

TH: A MAJOR WAR ON MANY FRONTS: SOUTHEAST ASIA AND AMERICA IN TURMOIL

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 5) AND CAPUTO’S DAYS (PAGES 30-68)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

F: continued



WEEK 6 (Feb 23-27)

M: THE TET OFFENSIVE: TURNING POINT: WINNING WHILE LOSING

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 6) AND CAPUTO’S DAYS (PAGES 70-76)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

T: continued

W: (MID-MP) ENDING THE AMERICAN WAR: RESISTANCE, STALEMATE, AND POLICY CHANGES

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 7) AND CAPUTO’S DAYS (PAGES 78-110)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS

TH: continued

F: WARS UNENDING: CEASE-FIRE WAR, AMERICAN WITHDRAWAL, & COMPETING LEGACIES OF WAR

*LECTURE-DISCUSSION ON LAWRENCE TVW (CHAPTER 8) AND CAPUTO’S DAYS (PAGES 112-118)

*ANALYSIS OF SELECT PRIMARY DOCUMENTS LAWRENCE’S TVW in DOCS



WEEK 7 (Mar 2-6)

M: BROWN UNIVERSITY’S CHOICES PROGRAM (ROLE PLAY, DECISION MAKING, VIDEO CLIPS)*SEE BOOKLETS

T: continued

W: continued

TH: continued

F: continued. Mr. Chortanoff absent: USAHEC Vietnam War Workshop



WEEK 8 (Mar 9-13)

M: continued

T: continued

W: continued AND *SUBMIT YOUR WORK BOOKLET FOR CHOICES ASSIGNMENT

TH: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR ^^^Read chapter. Complete assignment and/or discuss in class/Canvas.

*PROLOGUE AND CHAPTER 1 (see: book review)

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

F: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 2

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS



WEEK 9 (Mar 16-20)

M: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 3

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

T: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 4

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

W: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 5

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

TH: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 6

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

F: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 7

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS



WEEK 10 (Mar 23-27)

M: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

T: REVIEW FOR MID-TERM EXAM (ESSAY)

W: *MID-TERM EXAM (ESSAY)

TH: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

F: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO


WEEK 11 (Mar 30-Apr 3)

M: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 8

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

T: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 9

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

W: OFF/2nd SNOW MAKE UP DAY

TH: OFF/4th SNOW MAKE UP DAY

F: OFF


WEEK 12 (Apr 6-Apr 10)

M: OFF/3rd SNOW MAKE UP DAY

T: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 10

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

W: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 11

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

TH: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 12

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

F: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 13

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS



WEEK 13 (Apr 13-17) *MR. CHORTANOFF IS OFF SCHOOL FROM APRIL 14 THROUGH APRIL 22.

M: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

T: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

W: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

TH: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

F: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO



WEEK 14 (Apr 20-24)

M: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO

T: VIETNAM IN HD VIDEO *quiz?

W: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 14

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

TH: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 15

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

F: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 15

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS *APPROVAL OF TOPIC, INITIAL THESIS STATEMENT, AND 5 RESOURCES


WEEK 15 (Apr 27-May 1)

M: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 16

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

T: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 17

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

W: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* CHAPTER 18

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS

TH: CAPUTO’S A RUMOR OF WAR

* EPILOGUE

*STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL PACKET QUESITONS

F: IN CLASS REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF A RUMOR OF WAR.

*SUBMIT YOUR WORK/STUDY GUIDES


WEEK 16 (May 4-8)

M:


T: (MID-MP)

*THIS WEEK MAY FEATURE GUEST SPEAKERS/VETERANS, FIELD TRIPS, MY BOOK TALKS, AND MOVIE CLIPS.

W:

TH:


F:

WEEK 17 (May 11-15)

M: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

T: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

W: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

TH: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

F: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

*SUBMIT OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT (ORAL HISTORY, ROUND TABLE OR LECTURE REACTION PAPER)

WEEK 18 (May 18-22)

M: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

T: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

W: LIBRARY RESEARCH AND WRITING

TH: *MINI-PRESENTATION OF ESSAYS. ESSAY DUE.

F: RETURN and REVIEW ESSAYS



WEEK 19 (May 25-29)

M: OFF/MEMORIAL DAY

T: continued AND REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

W: REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

TH: *FINAL EXAM (ESSAY)

F: RETURN and REVIEW FINAL EXAM



WEEK 20 (Jun 1-5))

M: Course evaluation, reflection, We Were Soldiers Once, Platoon, Brothers in War, or another film of choice.

T: continued

W: continued



TH: continued

F: continued


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