War Dogs

 

Learning Objectives

Students will compare and contrast the role of dogs during the Vietnam War and “war dogs” now.
 

Grades

6-8
 

Standards

Common Core

R9 Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another.

National Council for the Social Studies Standards

Time, Continuity, and Change
 

Materials Needed

Computers with internet access

Dogs in History Sheet
 

Lesson

Introduction

  • In order to teach this lesson effectively, your students should have a solid understanding of the Vietnam War.
  • You may choose to review about the Vietnam war using this video: About Vietnam War
     

Explicit Instruction/Guided Practice

  • Have students read the following articles:
  • When students are done, discuss the stories as a class.
     

Independent Working Time

  • Have students complete the Dogs in History sheet.
     

Review and Closing

  • Allow students to share their ideas.
     

References

Operation Top Dog, 1965: Remembering the Sentry Dogs of Vietnam. (2016, May). Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/content/akc-history-archive/articles/remembering-the-sentry-dogs-of-vietnam

Smith, S.J. (2015, June 10). Dogs for War. Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/content/news/articles/dogs-for-war/

Vietnam War. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/euro-hist/cold-war/v/vietnam-war.