What Was the Vietnam War?

What Was the Vietnam War?

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ISBN: 9781524789770
Grades: 3-7

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Which of these facts are true?
- It divided the United States like no event since the Civil War
- 58,318 American soldiers lost their lives in a war on the other side of the world
- It made a president so unpopular that he decided not to run for reelection
All of the above!

Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world.

The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops could end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 American troops. Presenting all sides of a complicated and tragic chapter in recent history, Jim O'Connor explains why the US got involved, what the human cost was, and how defeat in Vietnam left a lasting scar on America.

Learning history is so much more than dry boring facts regurgitated to fill in worksheets and quizzes. Rather, learning history should be about understanding the people and events of people - people who are just like us, people who have experienced events that changed their life as they knew it.

Covering a variety of American history events that have changed our world, this well-written series will engage children and help them understand the impact of the events that occurred during each time period. Black and white illustrations, maps, and sixteen pages of authentic photos bring a real-life experience to our children. Timelines and a bibliography are also included to enhance learning. These would make wonderful read-aloud or engage children in self-reading. An appealing supplement to any history program or to keep learning fresh through the summer. PB. 106 pgs. ~Deanne




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
7
ISBN
9781524789770
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Penguin Workshop
Weight
0.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.62" x 5.38" x 0.25"
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