Korean and Vietnam Wars


Korean and Vietnam Wars teaches students about the history of both wars and explores significant events from each. Students will be able to compare and contrast the wars to see how they were similar and how they differ. They will also learn about historical figures that are significant to these events.

You can check out the “Options for Lesson” section of the classroom procedure page for additional suggestions for ideas and activities to incorporate into the lesson. One such idea is to divide the class into two groups and conduct a debate. Each half of the class will argue for or against the war in Vietnam.

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What our Korean and Vietnam Wars lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Korean and Vietnam Wars introduces students to causes and effects of these two wars. Students will learn how people of the United States reacted to both wars. They will also compare and contrast the two. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. Find maps students can use to find Korea and Vietnam on a map. You could use a large display map or get smaller individual maps.

Options for Lesson

The “Options for Lesson” section of the classroom procedure page outlines some additional activities and variations that you can use when presenting this lesson to your students. Students may work in pairs for the activity. Use the second practice page as a homework assignment. Assign students the different events or people to research as a separate project. They can present their findings to the class. Divide the class into groups, one in favor of the war in Vietnam and one against, and conduct a debate. Encourage students to do research on their own regarding the ’60s and how the Vietnam War impacted civilian life in America.

Teacher Notes

The paragraph on this page provides a little more information or guidance on what to expect from the lesson. It suggests you take a deeper dive into other related topics if you want to. You can use the blank lines to record any thoughts or ideas you have as you prepare.


The Korean and Vietnam Wars lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet and two practice worksheets. Each one will help students solidify their grasp of the material they learned throughout the lesson. You can refer to the classroom procedure guidelines to know when to hand out each worksheet.

Worksheet Answer Keys

If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

Additional information


Social Studies


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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