Top Episodes for the History Classroom: Vietnam War Edition

A curated episode list by
Kelly Chase

Creation Date May 19th, 2021
Updated Date Updated June 10th, 2021
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Sometimes it is hard to find podcasts for the high school classroom. These episodes could be used by teachers of students to supplement their history learning or as a classroom resource or as a professional development tool.
  1. We are so used to the narrative of the Vietnam War being told through a masculine lens; male politicians, sending male soldiers to Vietnam, movies about male soldiers and male historians writing all the textbooks. But there is a group whose per
  2. Does King John deserve his terrible reputation and 'Bad' nickname? King John was the fourth son of the popular King Henry II and became monarch in 1199 after the death of his brother Richard ‘The Lionheart’. During his reign, which lasted until
  3. On the 16th March 1968, the My Lai Massacre occurred in South Vietnam. 350-500 men, women, children and babies were brutally killed by US troops during a counterinsurgency operation. It was the worst war crime perpetrated by US forces during th
  4. In this episode, we discuss the Anti-war Movement and civil society protest in the US with Dr Christine Kelly. Christine lectures at Fordham University. She is a passionate historian who clearly articulates the complexities of civil society pro
  5. In this #Short, Ross Nelson tells us more about guerrilla warfare in the Vietnam War.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q8KGSAT37YCPA&source=url)
  6. In this episode we conclude our series on Vietnam. We consider Richard Nixon's policy of Vietnamization (or "De-Americanization") and the events leading up to Nixon announcing the end of American involvement in Vietnam on 23 January 1973. Nixon
  7. In this episode (the first of our #Q&A's), Colin poses some of our students' questions about the Vietnam War to Captain Nick Boire, who is an active member of the USMC (United States Marine Corps). We find out more about American perceptions of
  8. In this episode we continue our discussion of the Vietnam War. We cover the period from the Geneva Conference in 1954 to the end of Lyndon Johnson's presidency in 1968. We look at the creation of North and South Vietnam under the leadership of
  9. In this episode we discuss the history of Vietnam from the early 1800's up to the Geneva Conference of 1954. We look at the Vietnamese's everlasting struggle for independence; especially from the early days of French colonial rule until the end
  10. The Vietnam War was a highly significant conflict in the twentieth century. It caused immeasurable damage to Vietnam itself, resulting in a defeat for the Capitalist South and a victory for the Communist North. Indeed, Vietnam remains a Communi

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