Vietnam Web Sites

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View current online exhibits, view a timeline of major events, or request official government documents from the war. Clicking the “Education” tab will take you to DocsTeach’s module on the Vietnam War, where primary sources are sorted by category, such as French colonialism, the Tet Offensive, and public opinion on the American homefront. DocsTeach also offers about a dozen teaching activities and lesson plans on the war.

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This is a enrapturing talk delivered by The Things They Carried12bet手机版首页 author Tim O’Brien about his experiences in the war and how they continued to affect him for decades thereafter. The video is long, but the speech is excellent and easy to grasp.

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12bet手机版首页This PBS video covers homefront opposition to the war, and features testimony by historians and active participants alike. The video is centered on the Kent State shootings, and uses this context to discuss the ongoing protests against the Vietnam War and President Nixon’s efforts to address them.

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Under the “history” tab there is a superb and very extensive collection of well-written information that deals with many topics in-depth. The site’s coverage spans from the earliest history of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people to the present. There’s also a collection of photos.

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Very good page for getting an overview of the war. Nicely put-together, detailed info. Also has some primary sources/documents.

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A large collection of topics including political and military figures, issues, events, organizations, and links to more sites. Clicking on a link for a particular subject leads to a separate page with detailed information. This is a very good collection of factual information.

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This page features four primary source audio clips from conversations of Johnson and high-level officials regarding the Vietnam War.

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12bet手机版首页A 1967 news clip covering a Central Park protest against the war in Vietnam.

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A large collection of statistics compiled from a variety of credible sources, aimed at dispelling popular myths about the war.

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A primary source document (authored by Tom Hayden of SDS) explains some of the reasoning behind the protest and revolts against the war and government/culture in general. Also discusses the role of race and civil rights during the period. Published by History Matters, an online US History survey course by George Mason University.

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PBS site includes a timeline of events, maps, primary sources, and bios on key figures in the war. Also has a teacher’s guide.

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This PBS site contains background information on the Vietnam War, first-hand stories of veterans, an index, and a search function.

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Discusses guerrilla war movements in Vietnam, Afghanistan and elsewhere

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A companion to the PBS video program, this site features a brief historical introduction, a battlefield timeline, an expose on guerrilla tactics, a look at the siege of Khe Sanh, and other resources.

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Follow U.S. Ambassador and former P.O. W. Pete Peterson as he returns to the land of his captors on a mission of reconciliation, through interviews, research on Vietnam’s history before 1900, and investigation of an ambassador’s duties. PBS

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These archives consist of a number of JPEGs and GIFs, MIDI sequences and RealAudio clips. The presentation is extremely dated, but the files are still available for download.

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities and more


PBS website with lesson plans, videos, and documents covering every phase of the war.


Another PBS lesson plan on Vietnam based around video clips that are available online.


A quality, modern website with a collection of primary sources, lesson plans, and classroom activities.


This WebQuest is designed to be used with the to the Vietnam war. Includes an answer key.