Students revisit “The Vietnam Wars,” which they worked with in Lessons 6 and 7; be sure students have their texts, or prepare new ones. Throughout the module, reinforce how important it is for students to keep track of their texts. Their annotations provide a record of their thinking and learning. And they will often revisit a text multiple times across a module. This lesson hones in on one “big idea” regarding the conflict in Vietnam: how the country became a battleground in the broader struggle related to communism.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9.
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