by Jennifer Brown, Milford High School

When I tell my sophomores, "It's a book about the Vietnam War," they reply with, "Can we watch Forrest Gump?" It's been my experience that our American History classes have so much to cover in such a short time that the students only get a couple of days on Vietnam. The students are curious - they've heard about the draft and the anti-war protests and the 60s - but that's about it. This webquest is designed to give the students a better understanding of the Vietnam War before reading The Things They Carried.

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