Vietnam War

Lesson Plan(s) for Teaching About the Secret War in Laos

During the coming school years, we look forward to creating and curating a collection of powerful lessons on the Secret War in Laos. If you know of lessons you would recommend to elementary, middle, and high school teachers, please contact the Time of Remembrance Project Coordinator.

Elementary

  • The Forbidden Treasure – From Elk Grove Unified School District and the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium. Hyperdoc lesson introduces students to the folktale genre through See Lor’s beautifully told Hmong folktale. (Note: aligned to grade 2 Common Core State Standards, but also appropriate for grade 3.)
  • On Coming to America – Small Moments, Big Meanings– From Elk Grove Unified School District, with community input. Lesson introduces students to strategies and resources for conducting oral history research projects. (Note: appropriate for grades 5-12)
  • On Coming to America – Small Moments, Big Meanings Hyperdoc (Note: aligned to 8th Grade Standards but can easily be adapted to younger or older students)

Secondary

  • On Coming to America – Small Moments, Big Meanings– From Elk Grove Unified School District, with community input. Lesson introduces students to strategies and resources for conducting oral history research projects.
  • On Coming to America – Small Moments, Big Meanings Hyperdoc (Note: aligned to 8th Grade Standards but can easily be adapted to younger or older students)
  • I’m American Too – I’m American Now – From Elk Grove Unified School District and the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium. Lesson invites students to compare and contrast interviews from WWII and the Vietnam War (Secret War).
  • The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) – From PBS, a lesson for high school students to teach the human consequences of the Secret War.
  • Legacies of War – The Legacies of War organization is a U.S.-based educational and advocacy organization “working to address the impact of conflict in Laos during the Vietnam War-era, including removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO).” Their curriculum is for middle and high school students.
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