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The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. See the fact file below for more information about the Vietnam War.
- Vietnam is a small country in Southeast Asia. The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part. The Vietnam War began in 1957 and ended in 1975.
- Vietnam was separated into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was communist, and they wanted to end U.S. support of South Vietnam. North Vietnam wanted to combine the two parts into one country.
- The United States and the South Vietnamese army tried to stop this from happening.
- From 1957 to 1965, the war was mainly a struggle between the South Vietnamese army and Communist-trained South Vietnamese rebels known as the Viet Cong. The U.S. provided military advisors.
- The first U.S. troops entered Vietnam in March 1965. Until 1969, North Vietnam and the United States did most of the fighting. By 1969, the Vietnam War seemed endless, and the United States slowly began to withdraw troops.
- In January 1973, a cease-fire was arranged. The last U.S. ground troops left Vietnam two months later. Despite the treaty, fighting between North and South Vietnam resumed soon afterward, but U.S. troops did not return.
- The war officially ended on April 30, 1975, when South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam.
- The Vietnam War was very unpopular in the United States. Many people demonstrated their displeasure with the war.
- Unfortunately and unfairly, the people who were treated badly when they returned to the United States were the soldiers who had risked their lives to do the fighting.
- The United States suffered 58,151 deaths during the conflict between 1964 and 1973. There were 153,303 soldiers wounded, and there are over 2,400 soldiers still missing.
Vietnam War Worksheets
This bundle contains 17 ready-to-use Vietnam War worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about the Vietnam war which was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975
Students will also learn about facts surrounding the Vietnamese war, the different ideology between North and South which led to the war and the countries it took place in. Throughout the extensive worksheet pack there are multiple activities and quizzes for students to practice their knowledge which can be used within the classroom or homeschooling environment.
Vietnam War worksheets:
Map reading and identification of where the battles were fought worksheet.
Vietnam War Word Search
Word search filler task based upon what they have learnt from the study guide.
Comparison of Political Ideologies
Students are introduced capitalism and communism. Tasked with researching both and creating a chart.
Students are challenged to write what if scenarios based on statements. Fantastic writing task.
Students are tasked to explore the 5 major events during the Vietnam War and write them in chronological order.
Is it true?
True or false task based upon a number of statements.
Opinion based writing task where students are urged to justify which side they would have joined.
Another writing task where students have to express their opinion regarding the Vietnam War and its causes by creating a poster.
Make a slogan
Make a slogan to define each ideology.
Defend your opinion
Defend your opinion on the Vietnam War. Challenging questions.
After completing these worksheets students will be able to:
- Have a clear understanding of the Vietnam War and how it impacted US society and the Vietnamese people.
- Define and identify differing ideologies which brought about the war itself.
- Answer a series of challenging questions to hone their knowledge.
- Have a grasp of those involved and why the war began.
- Core skills of journal writing & poster making. Fantastic comprehension.
- Put events in chronological order.
- Have an opinion and be able to depict their opinion.
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum.If you need Vietnam war worksheets for your classroom, you can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.