SD Vietnam War Memorial Dedication Please Support the Memorial Soldiers, Heroes, and teachers information

SD Vietnam War Memorial Dedication Please Support the Memorial Soldiers, Heroes, and teachers information



To help teachers and students learn more about Vietnam; the Vietnam War; the people who served their country in the United States Armed Forces during this period; American Politics, Pop Culture, and life during this the time, we have assembled these helpful Web links.

These Web sites and associated content and links are not endorsed by the state of South Dakota and may contain graphic descriptions of war and the conditions experienced by the soldiers. This might include language and references common at the time, which might be considered harsh by today's standards.

We encourage teachers to review them completely before referring students to them.

Canada and the Vietnam War - from Web information on Canada's role in the Vietnam Conflict, including protesters, a Canadian Congressional Medial of Honor Recipient, and where napalm and Agent Orange were manufactured.

CIA: World Fact Book - The CIA World Fact Book profile on Vietnam.

Customs and Culture of Vietnam - Ann Caddell Crawford’s Customs and Culture of Vietnam. This book is offered for reading on the Internet by the author. Originally published in 1963, considered a definitive guide to the country at the time. - A Web site devoted to the arts and history in Vietnam. Very heavy into music, the arts and literature. Includes a section on Vietnamese coins and stamps (after selecting categories at the top, navigate within the categories on the left).

Vietnam War Military News Stories - This Web site provides tales of the war reprinted from military sources.

The Vietnam War - Timeline, weapons, pictures, and an analysis of the conflict.

The American Experience: Vietnam - From the acclaimed PBS Series.

Battlefield: Vietnam - Another PBS Show Devoted to the Subject.

Hitchhiking in Vietnam - An American travels the country and describes the people, the culture and the food over 30 years after the Vietnam conflict ended.

Cu Chi Tunnels - A primer on the tunnels used by the Vietcong forces in Vietnam. From the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Web site.   

Maya Lin - A biographical profile on the sculptor of the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington D.C. From the National Women's History Project.

The Jean London Show - Profile and website dedicated to Jean London, a South Dakota native. During the Vietnam Era, the Jean London Show entertained three quarters of a million servicemen/women stationed at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA. The Show became the "longest running, only sustaining, monthly Show in the history of the American Armed Forces."

Current Vietnam Weather conditions - From the Weather Underground Web site and Yahoo! Weather

Links for High School Students only

Events and People of the Vietnam War - This is a lesson plan for teachers to use with high school students to help them understand the Vietnam War. (Includes handouts)

Vietnam Veterans War Stories - This Web site provides many stories of the Vietnam War as told in the words of the people who lived it. Teachers - some stories may contain harsh and graphic language.  May be appropriate for older students.

American RadioWorks: Revisiting Vietnam - Links on MIAs, Agent Orange, Vietnam protestors, and more. Teachers should preview this Web site before sharing it with their classes. Some stories on the Scrapbook page include strong language. - Educational, Entertainment, and Research Material Relevant to the Study of the Vietnam War

More Resources

Women and Medical Personnel in the Vietnam War: A Bibliography - A bibliographic resource for more information on Women and Medical Personnel in the Vietnam War.




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