The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Living History Curriculum
Because the Best Way To Learn History is to Make It.
The teacher-designed TCVVM Living History Curriculum invites Texas students to become historians as they help preserve the stories of Texans who experienced the Vietnam War. From a simulation of the wartime draft to time travel into the 1960s, students will learn about the war through the words of those who lived it, and connect with veterans to create personal histories for publication to the Living Monument that accompanies the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument.
Learning activities aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills incorporate 21st Century Learning approaches –
- Research & Information Fluency
- Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
- Collaboration & Communication
- Creativity & Innovation
- Authentic Digital Engagement
Social/emotional learning is an added benefit as students connect with, interview, and document the personal experiences of military veterans, families, and Vietnamese war refugees, and contribute to the preservation of the state’s history through publication to the Living Monument that accompanies the Texas Capitol monument.
The TCVVM Living History Curriculum is made possible through the generosity of the George and Cynthia Mitchell Foundation. It is free and may be reproduced for nonprofit education uses with credit to TCVVM.org. All other rights reserved. (c) Copyright TCVVM 2015.