The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War
Fully resources lesson investigating American tactics and their response to the Vietcong, discussing why they may be controversail
Students watch a section of the Search & Destroy mission in Apocalypse Now and look at the who the aims of the US army, creating a success criteria for any US tactic. Students judge the impact of each US tactics (Rolling Thunder, Search and Destroy and Hearts and Minds) on the Vietcong, US troops, Civilians and US public opinion. This will allow students to judge why these tactics were controversial. Includes role play on why Search and Destroy was so tough for US troops alongside videos/images to aid understanding.
GCSE skills of causation, judging vs criteria and explaining opinions
Links perfectly to 9 1 GCSE History, can serve as an excellent base for development at KS4
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