Vietnam (Step into History)
In the 1960s, as part of an effort to stop the spread of Communism, the United States entered into a conflict in the country of Vietnam. Though it was meant to be a fairly small operation, it soon turned into a long and costly war. Readers will learn about the motivations of U.S. and Vietnamese leaders, find out why so many people opposed the war, and much more as they explore the most important moments of this tumultuous time period.
So engaging and readable! This series connects with the readers, whether through history facts, photo images, or the scribbly little margin notes. These books are loaded with factual information, its just so friendly. The photos and maps break up the text. After about 30 short chapters, a photo gallery (with captions) of key players helps cement just who did what. The timeline helps visual learners who need to see how the events played out in sequence. A glossary in the back grows your students vocabulary. Encourage them to write a summary or do further research and apply these new words! America is such a young country, but we have had some major milestones in the 19th and 20th centuries that our students should know and understand. You may even learn something new yourself! Scholastic, 6.5"x 9.5", 144 pgs, pb. ~ Sara