LP – Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War Essential Question:  Is it more accurate to describe Ho Chi Minh as a nationalist or a communist? Common Core Standards: RH1, RH2, WHST1, WHST2 Introduction: From Matthew Masur, “Nationalism, Communism, and the Vietnam War,” in Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War, ed. John Tully, Brad Austin, and Matthew […]

LP – The United States and Iran: A Troubled History

The United States and Iran: A Troubled Past Common Core Standards: RH2, RH6, WHST1 Connections: This lesson can be used as part of a larger unit related to twentieth century issues and conflicts in the Middle East.  The lesson can also be relevant for a sociological and/or psychological examination of propaganda techniques and their impact.  […]

LP – How “Cold” Was the Cold War?

How “Cold” was the Cold War? Common Core Standards: RH1, RH6, RH8, WHST1, WHST8, WHST9 Introduction In teaching the history of the Cold War at both the university and secondary levels, many teachers shroud the complexities of the Cold War in hyperbole. Students often fail to understand that conflict between the two superpowers would not […]