Update May 2020
Mr. Rumley's Vietnam War class: please check your school emails or remind accounts for the weekly update and new assignments!
Our current assignment is the NYS Inquiry "Is Protest Patriotic?" which is available for download using the following links:
Is Protest Patriotic? Inquiry
Is Protest Patriotic? Documents
If you need to complete previous assignments, they are still available to download here.
Protest Music of the Vietnam Era
Vietnam Era Music Project
Murder in Vietnam: Fragging
Murder in Vietnam: Fragging Article
Murder in Vietnam: Fragging Response Sheet
Multigenre Research Project
Vietnam Research Project Directions
During our school closure, I will do a daily check of my school email: email@example.com
For students specifically, I will also continue to be available regularly through scheduled Zoom Office Hours and Remind.
Vietnam: A Historic Perspective
This course is designed to create a better understanding of the many forces and factors surrounding the United States’ involvement in this divisive war. A variety of print and media including documentary films, Hollywood films, and popular music of the era will be used to illustrate these issues and serve as a catalyst for discussion.
by Tim O'Brien Year Published: 1990
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
by Karl Marlantes Year Published: 2011
Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. It is an unforgettable novel that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam into a powerful and universal story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice: a parable not only of the war in Vietnam but of all war.
by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway Year Published: 1992
In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The fight that ensued constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War.
by Stewart O'Nan (Editor) Year Published: 1998
This authoritative and accessible volume includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, photography, and popular song lyrics from the Vietnam War era, covering a breadth of experiences and perspectives. An indispensable and provocative read for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America.