In collaboration with the documentary’s filmmakers—Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith—the Zinn Education Project has released a free 94-page teaching guide to accompany the film, offering eight lessons on the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers and more. The guide uses a variety of teaching strategies, including role play, critical reading, discussion, mock trial, small group imaginative writing, and personal narrative.
In addition to the fantastic activities included in the teaching guide, the Zinn Education Project has included a thorough list of additional reading resources to supplement the study of the film. Be sure to check out:
- Walter Dean Myers’s Patrol
- Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States
- Marilyn Young’s The Vietnam Wars