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 – Philippines After the Spanish-American War

The Philippines After the Spanish American War Time: 1 Block period (1:45) Common Core Standards: RH1, RH5, WHST2 Objectives: The students will place events in the correct sequential order along a timeline The students will explain why certain events led to greater or less freedom for the Philippines The students will be able to understand […]

Liberating the Civil War from American Exceptionalism

In respect to the international dimensions and ramifications of the Civil War, the subject needs to be liberated from the intellectual strait-jacket of American exceptionalism. Instead, it needs to be recognized that this conflict was one of the numerous wars of independence, secession, and national unification which took place from the 1840s to the 1870s. […]