Thursday, August 3, 2017

Putting into sequence

Image above: An iconic image from the Vietnam War - the important role of helicopters for troop movements, supplies and medical evacuations


Your submissions on-line 
The names of the 2017 Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize recipients and submissions have been posted on the South Australian Government website
You are now published and now all can look at your work from around the world - well done for producing such excellent pieces of research and documentation!!! The person from Veterans SA who did all the work for your submissions to be posted on the site has asked me to "encourage the students to share the site on their social media etc". Feel free to promote the prize and the stories you researched in any way you see as appropriate.

Veterans SA website at

Chronological sequencing of the Vietnam War

In this posting I have selected some sites that provide timelines for the Vietnam War. I plan to forward via this blog small bits of information on a regular basis (about once a week) for you to look at prior to the trip. If you do the readings/watching I direct you to in the blog over the next two months you will have a really good understanding of what you are visiting when we are in Vietnam. I know you have plenty of schoolwork to do but if we do a little bit at a time in preparation for the tour, you will certainly be well briefed on the Vietnam War and associated aspects for our visit (some postings will be about Vietnam, the place). There is no test or assessment of all this reading/watching, just a chance for you to get the most out of the tour - up to you! I know that many of you are doing your own reading in preparation - keep that going but just keep an eye out for what I post to see if it provides information that you have not covered.

Other than keeping a journal on the trip, I am not planning to provide any worksheets or a workbook for you - this blog preparation is really that! Plus, I don't want your heads buried in booklets or filling in sheets when we are traveling - I want you look around and take it all in, using the knowledge and understandings about Vietnam and the Vietnam War you gain prior to the trip.

The chronological sequencing of events is a fundamental skill in history and this blog posting provides several timelines of event (for the American involvement and the Australian involvement in the Vietnam War). Such sequencing gives you an orientation of what happened over time - it is so important to get your historical bearings on happenings with any historical event - to know what happened in order. Probably not the most exciting historical task but very important when considering cause and effect.

American involvement timelines

Australian involvement timelines

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