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Date:         Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:57:25 -0500
Reply-To:     Vietnam War Era Forum 
Sender:       Vietnam War Era Forum 
From:         "Sibley J. Smith, Jr." 
Subject:      Teaching Vietnam Era to Younger Audiences

One's presentation of an overview about the Vietnam Era to a younger
audience (middle school and elementary) can often be the first of such
to those children. I feel it would be unethical for me to project a
particular bias when talking about the war, its causes and effects.
And yet, I find it difficult not to take on some measure of . . . perspective
in my efforts to present information in a narrative form. I would appreciate
hearing suggestions based on experiences in talking with younger
audiences. I wish to effectively tell the tale without proselytizing. I don't
want my personal opinions to be mistaken for gospel. Any ideas?