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Topic: Consequences of U.S. involvement in Vietnam 

United States History

 Standard 27.  Understands how the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the characteristics and impact of the Vietnam War (e.g., the war's effect on Vietnamese and Americans; effects on postwar politics and culture; the location of the war in Southeast Asia; how the war escalated during the 1960s)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effect of the Vietnam War on Vietnamese and Americans
     2.Understands the effects of the Vietnam War on postwar politics and culture
     3.Knows the location of the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia
     4.Knows how the Vietnam War escalated during the 1960s
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands political and social characteristics of the Vietnam War (e.g., the Vietnam policy of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations and shifts of public opinion about the war; the role of the Nixon administration in the Paris Peace Accord of 1973; early U.S. involvement in Vietnam following World War II and policies of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the Vietnam policy of the Kennedy administration
     2.Understands the Vietnam policy of the Johnson administration
     3.Understands the Vietnam policy of the Nixon administration
     4.Knows about shifts in public opinion regarding the Vietnam War
     5.Knows the role of the Nixon administration in the Paris Peace Accord of 1973
     6.Knows about early U.S. involvement in Vietnam following World War II and policies of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the political elements of the Vietnam War (e.g., the constitutional issues involved in the Vietnam War, the legacy of the war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the constitutional issues involved in the Vietnam War
     2.Understands the legacy of the Vietnam war
   Benchmark 3.Understands the social issues that resulted from U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (e.g., the composition of American forces recruited in the war, why the Vietnam War contributed to a generational conflict and concomitant lack of respect for traditional authority figures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the composition of American forces recruited in the Vietnam war
     2.Knows why the Vietnam War contributed to a generational conflict and concomitant lack of respect for traditional authority figures