Please look at the Vietnam War PowerPoint (slides 1-7) and/or listen to the lecture. This will give you a general idea as to what the Vietnam War was about and how the United States got involved.
Please look at the Vietnam War PowerPoint (slides 8-21) and/or listen to the lecture. This will give you a general idea as to war tactics used and why Vietnam became so unpopular in the United States.
Due to the unpopularity of the Vietnam War, many protests began to erupt across the country and many artists created Anti-Vietnam War music, which have come to signify the age as well as the protests. Many of the songs you'll likely recognize and some you may not realize were anti-war songs. Check out the lyrics and listen to the music!
*When you get to Vietnam Song by Country Joe and the Fish, the first 21 seconds spells out a certain four letter word that may be an issue for some of you. If that's the case, please fast forward through the first 21 seconds.
For your assignment this week, you will create your own anti-Vietnam war song. The song should be a minute-a minute and a half long, lyrics should be typed and the song should have a title. You have two options for this: you can send me your lyrics as is (let me know what song you used to create your anti-Vietnam War song) or you can record yourself singing it and send me a copy of the lyrics along with the video (don't worry, I won't show it to ANYONE. Promise). If you send me the video as well as the lyrics, you will earn 25 points extra credit. This assignment is worth 25 points (or 50/25, if you choose to do the extra credit) and is due by Saturday at 11:59 p.m.
Work on your anti-Vietnam War song.