Middle school and high school students are likely to have a family connection to Vietnam. They often have grandparents, aunts, or uncles who served. Whether students have heard stories from family members or come from homes where the war simply was not discussed, MPT believes there should be an academic component to its salute to expose students to the experiences of the men and women who served.
For this reason, working with district-level social studies coordinators, MPT will create an Educators Guide to accompany its documentary for use by high school faculty when teaching Vietnam in the history curriculum. Similarly, a service learning connection will be made as middle and high school students produce Vietnam Veteran oral history projects. Having conversations with Vietnam veterans will help ensure that these young citizens come to understand those who served so bravely five decades ago.
Oral History Service Learning Plan
To access the MPT Celebrates Vietnam Veterans Oral History Service Learning Plan click here.
If you are a Vietnam vet interested in participating in the MPT oral history service learning sessions click here.
If you are a teacher or student interested in participating in the MPT oral history service learning sessions click here.
LZ Maryland Education Initiative
If you are a teacher or student interested in participating in the MPT Vietnam education initiative at LZ Maryland on June 18-19, 2016 click here.