For next week, please read Chapter 18 and the passage from Daniel Ellsberg’s Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and choose ONE of the following:
Listen to and read the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s song “Masters of War.” What lyrics did you find most effective? Why? Who are the “Masters of War” in this song? What is the significance of that title? What role did music play in the Vietnam War—both for the soldiers and those involved in the antiwar movement? What songs were especially influential?
Some people have argued that racism played a big role in the Vietnam War. Do you believe racism was a key element in the Vietnam War? Why, or why not?
Take a position for or against the Vietnam War, using evidence from your reading and at least one additional source to support your position.
Create a political cartoon that clearly illustrates one of the arguments for or against the war in Vietnam.
Compose a song or poem that expresses an emotion associated with the Vietnam War.