History 250 DE

The Vietnam War

Unit 10

Legacies, 1973-1975, and Beyond

Bruce Haulman


Welcome Unit 10 of The Vietnam War
Legacies, 1973-1975, and Beyond

To complete the tenth unit in this class you need to do seven things:

1. Readings:

Read George Herring, America's Longest War.  Chapter 8 and Suggestions for Additional Reading

Visit the History Channel's Today in History then in Category select Vietnam War.

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2. Interview Report Due.

You are required to conduct one personal interview of a Vietnam-era person. You can choose anyone who has memories of the war. They may be veterans, protesters, parents, grandparents, friends, relatives, or anyone else, as long as they have a story to tell. The interview report should include the person's name, age, and occupation.

You may want to visit Indiana University Oral History Research Center's web site   
and Baylor University Institute for Oral History web site 
for ideas on how to conduct your interview.

Your report should summarize the respondent's answers, picking out the most important points. Reports should be approximately 750-1000 words. Please include your interview questions.

Please email your Interview to me: bhaulman@greenriver.edu


You can design your own interview questions, but at a minimum you must include the following:

1. Where were you from 1965-75?
2. What were you doing during this time?
3. What were your feelings and thoughts about the war and why it was being fought?
4. If military, where were you stationed? What was your job?
5. What is your impression of the conduct/strategy/reasons for the war?
6. Could we have won the war?

3. Visit the Link of the Week by clicking on this
link - Patience Press.

Browse through the site and find something interesting about Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome resulting from  the Vietnam War that is new to you and that you think is significant.  Then email me a short summary of what you discovered. (Short means 150-250 words or about 1/2 to 1 page typed double-spaced)

Click on this link to email me bhaulman@greenriver.edu

Patience Press

Read the Weekly Briefing -


Click on this link to go to the Weekly Briefing


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5.  Submit your Response to the Weekly Briefing for this week.  Your response should be a short paragraph, about 150 words.

Click on this link to email me your responses. bhaulman@greenriver.edu

            Briefing Question

1. How did the homecoming for Vietnam veterans differ from that of World War I and World War II veterans?
2. How does the Vietnam era affect politics and life in America today?

Post a comment about what you see as the three most significant Legacies of Vietnam on the Discussion Board in the left hand Navigation Bar.  You may want to read through other student's comments for insights for writing your Discussion Web Posting.

Click here on the Discussion Board in the left hand Navigation Bar.

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7.  Third Movie Review Due.  Your film review should be approximately 250-500 words (1-2 typed double-spaced pages), and should focus on the film's historical value as well as is impact on your understanding of the war. Do not simply recount the film scene by scene. ANALYZE THE FILM.
Your review must have a title block that includes the Title, the Director, the Year Released, and your name.

Click on this link to email me your Third Movie Review bhaulman@greenriver.edu

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United Artists

These assignments conclude the tenth unit of this class.

Bruce E. Haulman 2007