Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era

Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era

The Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era

Engage students and offer perspectives about historical people and events.

The Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era Primary Source Packet familiarizes students with reading newspapers and with various perspectives from the Vietnam War era. The newspaper sources in this packet and the corresponding guiding questions help students build critical thinking skills while learning content.

Kit Contents

  • 25 pages from 11 different newspapers
  • Discussion questions, context, guiding questions for each source

Sources included:

  • Minneapolis Star, August 7, 1964. Page 1.
  • Jackson County Pilot, December 29, 1966. Page 1.
  • Minneapolis Star, April 28, 1967. Page 1.
  • Minnesota Daily, April 28, 1967. Page 1.
  • Jackson County Pilot, August 24, 1967. Page 1.
  • Mankato Free Press, February 2, 1968. Page 1.
  • Anoka County Union, August 30, 1968. Page 1.
  • Bemidji Daily Pioneer, October 1, 1968. Page 1.
  • St. Cloud Daily Times, December 1, 1969. Page 1.
  • St. Cloud Daily Times, December 2, 1969. Page 1.
  • Minnesota Daily, December 2, 1969. Page 1.
  • Minnesota Daily, December 3, 1969. Page 1.
  • St. Cloud Daily Times, December 5, 1969. Page 6.
  • Duluth News-Tribune, May 5, 1970. Page 1.
  • Minnesota Daily, May 5, 1970. Page 1.
  • The Carletonian, May 14, 1970. Page 4 and 5.
  • Minneapolis Tribune, February 27, 1971. Page 1.
  • Minneapolis Tribune, June 20, 1971. Page 1.
  • Bemidji Daily Pioneer, June 28, 1971. Page 2.
  • Mankato Free Press, January 24, 1973. Pages 1.
  • St. Paul Dispatch, April 21, 1975. Page 1.
  • Duluth News-Tribune, April 30, 1975. Page 1.
  • Minneapolis Star, June 18, 1980. Pages 1 and 13.

Academic Standards Alignment

The Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era Primary Source Packet is designed to engage your students and enrich their ability to read and analyze newspapers. Incorporating these newspapers, or adapting the questions and activities for other newspapers, into your teaching will help meet your curricular objectives and academic standards, whether they are content or skills related. We have aligned this packet with the following state and national standards and benchmarks for grades 6–12.

National Standards

Minnesota Standards

Standards

Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era Common Core ELA Standards
Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era Minnesota ELA Standards
Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era Minnesota Social Studies Standards
Newspapers of the Vietnam War Era National Social Studies Standards and C3 Framework

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Cost: 

$20

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