========================================================================= 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?