This worksheet uses contemporary sources to investigate the different methods used by the Vietcong fighters during the Vietnam war. The focus is on the Guerrilla tactics and the American GI’s reactions to them. Students have to be able to infer from the sources to get a fuller picture of the methods used by the Vietnamese.
I use this lesson as part of several on the methods of the Vietcong AND the methods of the American troops to help explain why America was unable to win the war.
Students have to complete 5 questions using the sources and then write a diary entry as either an American GI or a Vietnamese fighter using the sources they have just interrogated.