To help teachers and students learn
more about Vietnam; the Vietnam War; the people who served their country in the
United States Armed Forces during this period; American Politics, Pop
Culture, and life during this the time, we have assembled these
helpful Web links.
These Web sites and associated content
and links are not endorsed by the state of South Dakota and may contain
graphic descriptions of war and the conditions experienced by the soldiers.
This might include language and references common at the time, which might
be considered harsh by today's standards.
We encourage teachers to review them completely
before referring students to them.
Canada and the Vietnam War - from Answers.com. Web information on
Canada's role in the Vietnam Conflict, including protesters, a Canadian
Congressional Medial of Honor Recipient, and where napalm and Agent Orange
CIA: World Fact Book - The CIA World Fact Book profile on Vietnam.
and Culture of Vietnam -
Ann Caddell Crawford’s
Customs and Culture of Vietnam. This book is
offered for reading on the Internet by the author. Originally published in
1963, considered a definitive guide to the country at the time.
- A Web site devoted to the arts and history in Vietnam. Very heavy into
music, the arts and literature. Includes a section on Vietnamese coins and
stamps (after selecting categories at the top, navigate within the
categories on the left).
Military News Stories - This Web site provides tales of the war reprinted
from military sources.
War - Timeline, weapons, pictures, and an analysis of the conflict.
Experience: Vietnam - From the acclaimed PBS
Battlefield: Vietnam - Another PBS Show Devoted to the Subject.
Hitchhiking in Vietnam - An American travels the country and describes
the people, the culture and the food over 30 years after the Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels - A primer on the tunnels used by the
Vietcong forces in
Vietnam. From the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Web site.
Maya Lin - A biographical profile on the sculptor of the Vietnam Wall
Memorial in Washington D.C. From the National Women's History Project.
The Jean London Show
- Profile and website dedicated to Jean London, a South Dakota native.
During the Vietnam Era, the Jean London Show entertained three quarters
of a million servicemen/women stationed at the Marine Corps Base, Camp
Pendleton, CA. The Show became the "longest running, only sustaining,
monthly Show in the history of the American Armed Forces."
Current Vietnam Weather
conditions - From the
Underground Web site and
Links for High School
Events and People of the Vietnam War - This is a lesson plan for
teachers to use with high school students to help them understand the
Vietnam War. (Includes handouts)
Veterans War Stories - This Web site provides many stories of the
Vietnam War as told in the words of the people who lived it.
Teachers - some stories may contain harsh and graphic
language. May be appropriate for older students.
American RadioWorks: Revisiting Vietnam - Links on MIAs, Agent Orange,
Vietnam protestors, and more. Teachers should preview
this Web site before sharing it with their classes. Some stories on the
Scrapbook page include strong language.
VietnamWar.net - Educational, Entertainment, and Research Material
Relevant to the Study of the Vietnam War
Women and Medical Personnel in the Vietnam War: A Bibliography - A
bibliographic resource for more information on Women and Medical Personnel
in the Vietnam War.