Vietnam on the Homefront: Selected to Serve, Driven to Dissent (Two-Part Lesson Plan)
"Selected to Serve" is the first lesson in KCPT's "Vietnam On The Homefront: Selected To Serve, Driven To Dissent" unit. In part one, students will determine their draft number and their likelihood of having been called to serve. They will watch Talking Vietnam in their High School Halls and read "A Ledger of Names, Mine Among Them," stories from Flatland, KCPT's digital magazine, that explore local experiences with the draft.
"Driven to Dissent" is the second lesson in KCPT's "Vietnam On The Homefront: Selected To Serve, Driven To Dissent" unit. In this lesson, students will explore local Vietnam War stories using videos and other resources from KCPT. This unit follows "Selected to Serve." In part two, students will learn about individuals from the Kansas City area that served in the Vietnam War using KCPT's Kansas City Vietnam Voices. They will also view LZ Kansas City: The Fight for Peace, a KCPT video exploring the local protest movement of the time and relate the Vietnam War protest movement to popular protests in the news today.