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Andrea Holliday Melton Secondary College LESSON PLAN Class Year 10 Date 29 May Time 9am Period 1 and

2 Topic The Vietnam War Length 2 hours Student background knowledge and learner considerations Students have just completed studying WW2. They have just looked at the Cold War as they draw to the end of the topics on 20th century history. They are in the middle of their history reports some students have cold war related topics for their reports. Syllabus Outcomes Lesson Outcomes (Students will be able to know and do) Students will know about the basic facts of the Vietnam War. Students will appreciate how war can divide a society. Assessment of the outcomes (How will I assess that students have achieved/demonstrated
the outcomes?)

I will observe the students work during the lesson as they complete their activities. I will collect the letter to the PM at the end of the lesson. Classroom Management Considerations (What do I know about key aspects of the

learners behaviours? How will I manage the behaviours of the learners throughout the lesson? What strategies do I need to use?)

I need to keep students focused on the task, and provide variety dont stick to any one thing too long. Anticipatory Set (How do I settle students/prepare them for lesson/encourage
participation/motivate?)

I will begin with class discussion of interesting facts found at home doing their history report. The students can discuss this as I prepare the classroom, handouts etc.
Time Teacher direction/activity instruction Student activity / what students are doing Check for understanding / key questions / manage the learning Resources

9am

Ask students to discuss any interesting facts they have discovered about their topic for their 20th century report. Ask also if there are any problems or questions.

Listening and participating in class discussion.

Possibly whiteboard

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Time Teacher direction/activity instruction Student activity / what students are doing Check for understanding / key questions / manage the learning Resources

9.05am

Follow on from Cold War ask students what they already know about Vietnam War - words, key people, battles?

Listening and participating in class discussion.

9.10am

Introduce the Vietnam War briefly discuss main countries, issues, dates. Explain worksheet and handout to students. Question 8 from text book. Read through text and diagram. Discuss the conditions the war was fought under, the Viet Cong tactics etc. Question 5, 6, and 7 from text. Discuss national service and conscription as a class. Play I was only 19. Have students complete worksheet, then discuss as class.

9.40am

Completing Worksheet individually or in pairs. Discuss answers with class at conclusion of work. Complete question 8 in workbook, and then discuss in small groups. Students complete questions in their workbook. Listen and watch video. Complete worksheet then discuss as class.

Checking that all students are participating. Asking probing questions when provided with an answer. Circulate through class checking on progress, and answering questions.

Whiteboard

Worksheet handout. Students need their laptops.

Circulate through class checking on progress, and answering questions. Circulate through class checking on progress, and answering questions. Circulate through class checking on progress, and answering questions.

Worksheet handout.

10am

Worksheet handout.

10.15

Overhead projector and laptop. Worksheet with lyrics.

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Time Teacher direction/activity instruction Student activity / what students are doing Check for understanding / key questions / manage the learning Resources

10.30

Write a letter to the PM. Decide whether you are for or against conscription. Write a letter to Robert Menzies stating your case. Reference to Save our Sons if against.

Writing a letter. May read some out at end of lesson

Circulate through class checking on progress, and answering questions. Collect at completion homework if not finished.

Backup Students can answer one of these questions 1 - how was the Vietnam War different from WW1 and WW2? Eg technology, warfare, media 2 - Should Australia have been involved in the Vietnam War? 10.50 What have you Class learnt today? What discussion did you think worked and didnt? Are there still things you dont know or want to know? Finish / summing up / link to the next lesson This is the final lesson of content in this subject. Lessons over the next 1 2 weeks will be summary and revision for the exam. Homework Finish any work not completed in class.

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