Teaching the Vietnam War through Documents, Photography & Poetry

The National Archives and The Academy of American Poets have partnered to produce a dynamic summer teacher workshop on the subject of the Vietnam War. The workshop will explore our past and present relationship with this conflict and the struggle for peace.

During this workshop, historians, poets, and art educators will guide participants through techniques for teaching about the Vietnam War.

These methodologies will employ three types of source material: 1) primary source documents from the holdings of the National Archives; 2) historical photographs, and 3) poetry. Each provides a different means of getting closer to the truth(s) of the conflict.

Education Ambassador Richard Blanco will be a featured speaker, and the workshop will include a lesson plan developed by Educator in Residence Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer.

Learn more and buy tickets on the National Archives Foundation website.