Category Archive: students

How One Oregon Teacher Is Honoring Veterans In A Beautiful Way


    Andrew Demko is a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher from Rainier, Oregon. In between educating today’s youth about history, he has uniquely focused on teaching the legacy of the… Continue reading

Beyond the Names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Students Find Their Photos


The structure that holds the names of the more than 58,000 fallen veterans is powerful to all who visit it. More than 30 years after The Wall’s dedication, VVMF has made significant ground on its biggest… Continue reading

VVMF’s 2016 Student Video Contest Asks: “How did the Vietnam War change our country?”


With Memorial Day approaching, VVMF is giving students in grades 4 through 12 the chance to participate in the third annual Student Video Contest. The non-profit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in… Continue reading

Students Interview Veterans, Learn What “textbooks cannot communicate”


“When first hearing the students refer to Forrest Gump as the basis for understanding the Vietnam War, I became concerned that there were a lot of misconceptions,” said Blake Busbin, a fourth year… Continue reading

From Bismark, ND to the United States Congress: The Impact of Vietnam Project-Based Learning


By Melanie Lowry, Education Outreach Intern “‘Project-based learning’ is the new buzzword in education that our school is encouraging teachers to use”, said Laura Forde, a social studies teacher at Bismarck High School… Continue reading

Georgia Teacher Educates about Vietnam, Honors veterans through VVMF Curriculum


Meet Stephen Quesinberry, an 11th grade teacher and Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School in Georgia. Stephen has been involved with VVMF for a number of years. Most recently,… Continue reading

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