History 250 DE

The Vietnam War

Unit 7

Tet Offensive, 1968

Bruce Haulman


Welcome to Unit 7 of The Vietnam War
Tet Offensive, 1968

To complete the seventh unit in this class you need to do six things:

1. Readings:

Read George Herring, America's Longest War,
     Chapter 6

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

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2. Book Review Due.  Robert Mason, Chickenhawk.

Your review should have a subject block that includes the title of the book, the author's name, the publisher, and the year published.   The review should be approximately 400-750 words in length (2-3 pages typed double-spaced). Your review should focus on the message/theme and purpose of the book. What is the author attempting to communicate? How does the book help you understand the war? Also, be sure to provide a critique. Do not just recount the book chapter by chapter. ANALYZE THE BOOK.  Email me your review bhaulman@greenriver.edu

Penguin Books

3. Visit the Link of the Week by clicking on this
link - In-Country Women

Browse through the site and find something interesting about the women who served in 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

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In-Country Women

Read the Weekly Briefing -

"Tet Offensive, 1968"

Click on this link to go to the Weekly Briefing


The American War Library

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. Did the North Vietnamese government realize that they would face a military defeat yet gain a political victory with the Tet Offensive?

Post a comment about the why Tet Offensive, 1968, was so important 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 on the Discussion Board in the left hand Navigation Bar.

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Byrd Archive

These assignments conclude the seventh unit of this class.

Bruce E. Haulman 2007