INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVESStudents will be able to:
• Understand the circumstances leading up to Lyndon Johnson's commitment of ground
troops to Vietnam
• Understand the arguments, pro and con, for large-scale U.S. involvement in Vietnam
|1.||Explain that the Vietnam War deeply divided, and still divides, Americans. Tell the students that they will explore the circumstances leading to President Lyndon B. Johnson's decision to commit combat troops to war. They will read a synopsis of the views of those pushing for American intervention, the Hawks, and those opposed, the Doves. Students will then form teams of Hawks or Doves and prepare arguments that they would make to encourage LBJ to take their viewpoint, based on information known at the time.|
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Publication information: Book title: Using Deliberative Techniques to Teach United States History. Contributors: Eleanora Von Dehsen - Author, Nancy Claxton - Author. Publisher: International Debate Education Association. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2009. Page number: 177.
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