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ED 218/219 Spring 2010 - Onuora
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Teacher Candidate: Mr. Campbell    Grade Level:  8th – 10th 


Content Area: History                                    Topic: Vietnam


Title of Web Quest: The story of Vietnam the war.


Description of Web Quest:  This WebQuest focuses on the Vietnam war, How it was started, interesting event.



Illinois Learning Goals & Standards:


Goal 3: Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.

·         Standard 3A: Use correct grammar, spell­ing, punctuation, capitalization and structure.

·         Standard 3B: Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific pur­poses and audiences.

·         Standard 3C: Communicate ideas in writing to accomplish a variety of purposes.



Goal 4: Listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations.

·         Standard 4A: Listen effectively in formal and informal situations.

·         Standard 4B: Speak effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.



Goal 5: Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.

·         Standard 5A: Locate, organize, and use infor­ma­tion from various sources to answer questions, solve problems and communicate ideas.

·         Standard 5B: Analyze and evaluate information acquired from various sources.

·         Standard 5C: Apply acquired information, concepts and ideas to communicate in a variety of formats.

Goal16.A.4a  Analyze and report historical events to determine cause-and-effect relationships.










#1: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. (C and D)

#2: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. (A and B)

#3: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. (C)

#4: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. (B)



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            The students of central high are doing a project on Vietnam and you need to help them prepare for this project. You will need to come up with some great information and resources for them to use and inform other about Vietnam.










#1: What was Vietnam like before the war

-          Explain what was going on with government, society and just everyday life before the US entered.


#2: Explain why we entered the Vietnam war.

-          Make a list of at least 3 reason of why the United states was in the Vietnam war. Also explain your answers in a few short sentences.

#3: Present

-          When you have gathered as much information as possible you will be asked to resent your project for about 10 minutes. Be sure to answer the two tasks above  and back up your answers. Try to use a power point on this project or make posters. Add in the questions below.




Questions ( only one question per group)

#1: Talk about the ranks in the army. What their roles are, where in the chain of command they are.


#2: how were prisoner treated in Vietnam for both sides. Were they tortured or taken care of. Mainly were they treated in a ethical way.


#3: What was life like for the Vietnam that were noncombat, the civilians that were just trying to live a normal life.


#4: Name some of tactics that both sides used in the war to help them gain ground.






Everyone in the group will be asked to participate in the WebQuest, there will be one person in each group that will be asked to gather all resources and information that is found and organize it, and choice the certain main points to emphasize.








Role: Private

Explanations/Steps: The privates job is to get one the front lines and scope out the situation, kind of like a scout. It is the privates job to relay information to the sergeant.

-          Find main websites and important information on these sites.

-          Think of a smart project title.


Role: Sergeant

Explanations/Steps:  The job of the sergeant is to help the private go in the right path and keep them on track in finding information while helping.

-          Find the not so important information and set it aside.

-          Start putting the information into categories.



Role: Lieutenant 

Explanations/Step: over see all the ranks below him to make sure everyone I getting the job done and to step in when needed.

-          Start the power point or poster set up.

-          Figure out what order the presentation will go in/


Role: General

Explanations/Step: Is the over all command and can is the master mind of who does and goes where. The general is the brains of the operation.

-          Find out who is talking about what or explain which part of the project.

-          It is the generals job to answer all questions that can not be answered by a lower rank.




Internet Sites and Resources:

-          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War

-          http://www.vietnamwar.net/

-          http://www.vietnam-war.info/facts/

-          http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-of-the-vietnam-war.html

-          http://cybersarges.tripod.com/vnfacts.html

-          http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/vietnam/index.cfm

-          http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/vietnam.htm

-          http://www.vietnampix.com/

-          http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/

-These websites will assist you in completeing this webquest. It is up to you and your group to look deep into these sources listed
 and find information to put together your project. These are only internet sources feel free to go to a library to use any other sources.





What guidance are you providing for students who complete your Web Quest?

This web quest is for you to find out as much possible about Vietnam, from why we entered the war to what sparked the war before the US entered. Use the source that were provided above also follow the evaluation guideline and the tasks/questions that will need to be answered. The roles are also a guidance toward how to base your group in a way you can use to speed up research and production on your project.









Group Evaluation








No tasks done.

Less than half the tasks are finished properly.

The tasks are not fully finished or finished correctly.


All tasks were answers fully and presented.


The questions were not answered

Questions were barely answered

Questions are answered but not in the proper way.

All the questions were answered fully and information was presented clearly.


Poor dress code, poor speech, poor information.

Was presented with dress code, but not good information, or not all members presented.

Speaking clear, dressed properly, information was not presented to best ability.

Speaking clearly and loud and dressed properly, use information correctly


If the information was not there.

Not enough information about the topic was present.

Information was there but not presented all in correct order.

All of the information provided was clear and thorough.


No works sited or no proof or sources used.

Works sited presented but no proof of being used.

Not enough sources were used. Works sited presented, proof of sources used.

Complete work sited and proof of sources being used.





Individual Evaluation (on a scale of 1-10; 10 is the best possible)

Is the student good at working with a team?

How well was the student prepared?

Did the student speak clearly when talking?

Was the student organized?

Did the student use their resources correctly?

Did the student answer the questions?






Now that you have learn about Vietnam and the importance of it and have given the students of central high the information they need for their class. Congratulations you have just taken the next step toward becoming a great teacher. You have learned the reason for the US entering into Vietnam war and what it was like for everyone that was in the war fighting or just living their lives. Since you have learned new information on Vietnam and shown that you do know a lot more you can debate is future classes or spread the information of Vietnam to others.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL