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Course Description

This course focuses on skilling beginning teachers with ways to tackle the complex topic of the Vietnam War.

The course will deconstruct the content into manageable approaches and incorporate effective teaching and learning strategies to suit different learning abilities, presenting complex historical information in a variety of simple structured ways.

Learn more about targeting the most relevant resources to teach and program, improve your ability to assist students’ writing skills when addressing extended response questions and exam techniques.

Explore a variety of ways to teach higher-order thinking skills to students. The course will provide you with different ways to formally and informally assess students' learning.

conflict in indochina


- Beginning teachers

Existing teachers wanting a revivor course

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Hello, I am Lubna

    • Syllabus breakdown, outcomes and HOTs

    • Key Features and HSC Questions

    • Teaching Essentials and Tips for Visual Learning

  • 2

    SURVEY --- Conflict in Vietnam, 1954–1964

    • Survey - Decolonisation in Indochina

    • Conflict in Vietnam 1946–1954 AND the nature of Vietnamese victory against the French in 1954

    • The significance of the Geneva Conference for Indochina in 1954

  • 3

    FOCUS STUDY --- Conflict in Vietnam 1954 - 64

    • Focus Study - Overview

    • Political, social, economic and military developments within North and South Vietnam

    • The nature and development of US policy towards Indochina to 1964

    • Teach by Presidential themes

  • 4

    The Second Indochina War

    • Second Indochina War - Teaching Overview

    • US foreign policy towards Vietnam from 1964

    • The nature and effectiveness of the strategy and tactics employed by the North Vietnamese Army, the National Liberation Front, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam and the USA

    • Participants feedback and questions, and teaching strategies

    • Impact of 1968 Tet

    • Impact of the war on civilians in Vietnam

    • The nature and significance of anti-war movements in the USA and Australia

    • The reasons for and the nature of the US withdrawal

    • The reasons for the Communist victory in Vietnam

  • 5

    The spread of the conflict into Cambodia and Laos

    • Historical and Teaching Overview

    • Impact of conflict on civilians in Cambodia and Laos

    • The reasons for the Communist victories in Cambodia and Laos

    • Democratic Kampuchea under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge: aims and impact of the regime, foreign policy

    • HSC questions - some thoughts

  • 6

    More teaching skills and assessment ideas

    • Note taking and summarising skills

    • Organising and Structuring Information

    • More teaching and learning

    • HSC Questions

  • 7

    Resources for you

    • Some readings for you..

  • 8

    You made it

    • Reflection

    • Thankyou

    • Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback.

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Lubna Haddad

Lubna Haddad

Lubna taught History and Legal Studies passionately for 17 years, marked the HSC and oversaw SC marking and judging. She also worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and loved being involved in teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation. More recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, and online tutoring and mentoring.

Currently, Lubna is focused on developing additional Modern History courses, face-to-face and online, and is proudly assisting teachers and support staff through her work at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT).

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