The Soldier’s Experience: Vietnam versus World War I

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 90 minutes
Date Posted: 5/6/2010

Analyze museum artifacts and first-person accounts of World War I and the Vietnam War, then take on the role of soldiers and a news team to present a newscast about the experience of fighting in these two wars. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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