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Ho Chi Minh trails to you The Answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind When will we ever learn?

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An integrated, interdisciplinary high school unit exploring culture, war, and remembrance during the Vietnam era. The Vietnam War and the sixties anti-war movement are viewed as the most volatile time in recent U.S. history. Students need to understand how and why this war divided American society and why Americans are still divided by differences that arose in response to the Vietnam War. Students also need to understand the losses that this war created. Not only did 57,000 Americans and countless Vietnamese lose their lives, but American society, culture and political life suffered psychic loss from which some feel we have not recovered. Students also need to understand the ways in which this war is similar and different from other wars fought by the United States.