Today we talked about war. We discussed the historiography of war, the media's coverage of it, and how we should approach it as historians. We decided that we must look at the what, the why, and the how of what we study.
Your homework is to:
Write a letter to the school district arguing the method and purpose of studying war
How should we study war? (Be specific)
What is the value in studying war?
To what extent should we study the positives and negatives of history?
In class 4/27 (in case Mr. Buker stays home sick...)
Using chapters 50.2 and 50.3, create a flowchart or timeline detailing the build-up to the Vietnam War
On the back, write a single sentence summary explaining the role each of the following had in the build up to the war:
•Ho Chi Minh
•Ngo Dinh Diem
•Gulf of Tonkin Resolution