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Vietnam War Webquest

The Vietnam War is a topic in American history that sparks great debate among the
opposing sides. It made such a resounding impact on our country and its citizens, yet
there are a growing number of people who are unaware or misinformed about it. This is
a topic that any student can and should be educated about, as there is plenty of
information available for those willing to seek it out.
Through this WebQuest, as well as through reading “Where Have You Gone, Charming
Billy?” you will discover a wealth of important information that will stick with you from this
point forward. Then you will be able to identify where you stand on this issue, and will be
able to discuss and support your viewpoint in the future.
1. Find and list where Vietnam is located:
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2. Who was in charge of North Vietnam during the war?


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Who was in charge of South Vietnam?


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What side was the U.S. involved with?


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3. What was the nickname given to the Vietnamese that were fighting against the US?

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4. What U.S. presidents were involved with the war? Who eventually pulled the U.S out of the
war?
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5. What is the Ho Chi Minh trail?


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6. List 3 reasons that the U.S. lost the war:


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7. What was the geography of Vietnam like?
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What was the weather like?


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How was this difficult for U.S. Soldiers?


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8. What is guerrilla warfare?


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Why was this tactic difficult for soldiers to understand?


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9. What was Agent Orange?


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10. How were the soldiers treated when they returned to the United States?
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What were other opinions about the soldiers and their fighting?
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11. Locate 3 facts about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and how it can be treated?
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Who suffers from PTSD?
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12. What were the causes of the Vietnam War?

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13. What countries were involved and how were they involved?

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14. How did the U.S. get involved in the war?


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15. How long did the war last? When and how did it end?
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16. What lessons were learned from the Vietnam War?


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17. Describe two weapons that were used in this war.

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18. When did this war take place? List dates.

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19. Click on the “Who’s Who” link. Read two of the bios. List the names and three
important facts about these characters here.

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20. Click on the “In the Trenches” link. Study some of the vocabulary of war. Find two new
terms and write those words along with the definitions here.

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Websites for you to use:

Agent Orange Information: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/

Vietnam War syndrome: http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-215_162-5383848.html

History/ Geography of
Vietnam: http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index.html

Map of the world: http://www.mapsofworld.com/map-of-countries.html

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-traumatic-stress-


disorder/DS00246

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/vietnamwar/context/

http://zunal.com/process.php?w=206718

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