Lesson 1 (from Chapter One)
In Chapter One, a description of Tan Phu is given. This lesson will discuss this base camp.
Class Discussion: Describe Tan Phu.
Small Group Activity: Examine the relationship between the Cambodians and the U.S. soldiers. Why are the Cambodians so trusting? Are the U.S. soldiers trustworthy? Why or why not?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses from the small group activity. Discuss the conditions of the camp. Are they safe? Why or why not? How can this base camp's environment be used to explain why the operation continues, although flawed?
Individual Activity: Research another military operation from the Vietnam War. Describe it. How successful was it? Explain.
Class Discussion: Have the students share their research about Vietnam War operations. Compare the military operations.
Homework: Overall, does it seem that the operations in Vietnam were successful? Why or why not?
Lesson 2 (from Chapter One)
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