Lesson 1 (from The Bridges, p. 15-62, Sept. 8th to Oct. 5th)
Downs' arrival in Vietnam proves to be somewhat of a shock as the country is vastly different from American in many ways. Discuss Vietnam as a country, its terrain, geography, culture and other aspects to get a better understanding of the region.
1. Discuss the geography and terrain of Vietnam. Where is Vietnam located? What are its neighbors? What kind of terrain is present? What are the major bodies of water in and around the country? What is the capital city? What does Vietnam rely on as a major export? How prevalent are drugs in Vietnam? Where is the largest concentration of military activity? Which military has the largest presence in the country and where are they located?
2. Get 2 maps of Vietnam - one geographical map and one topographical map. Study the maps to better relate to the positions of the base camp and potential patrol...
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