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Guerilla Warfare Lesson 2 and 3 L/O Students will; Understand the type of warfare that was waged in Vietna Understand what is meant by Guerilla warfare
Turn to page 161
What were American aims in South Vietnam?
Look at the map of Vietnam on page 161. What problems might the Government face in protecting South Vietnam from North America?
Watch the following;
Try and answer the question.
Why do you think these traps
Words being used today
Search and Destroy
Summarise the key words using page 160
American troops began landing in South Vietnam en masse in 1965 at Da Nang. They began to send troops because they did not believe that South Vietnam had the power or ability to prevent a Communist take over from the North.
Most of Vietnam is Jungle with highlands. 90% of the population lived in villages, scattered all over the countryside. It was a peasant economy, relying on crops to survive. Most Vietnamese were uneducated and poor. Few lived in major cities or towns. The major ones are highlighted on the map (page 161)
Americans land at Da Nang, 1965 They landed un-opposed and were welcome with flowers. Any
Viet-Cong simply watched and faded away. Locate Da-Nang on your map.
You will need to answer the following question by the end of today. This will be a formative assessment.
Summarise, giving five reasons ,why the tactics used by the Vietcong were successful. (8)
What was guerilla warfare?
Watch Part 1 and 2. Make notes on the key points of guerilla warfare.
Read page 162-163
Summarise giving five reasons why the tactics used by the Vietcong were successful in the Vietnam war.
Q1) Thinking back to the connection task of the booby traps, why do you think the Vietcong deployed booby traps?
Q2) My Lai -1968 After your learning today, why do you think U.S troops did this?
Homework/Extension Opportunity Complete your formative assessment at home by next lesson.