Forrest Gump: Forrest in Vietnam

Forrest tells the story of his time serving in the Vietnam War. He and his unit were searching for the Viet Cong, nicknamed "Charlie," and needed to be cautious of ambushes and other attacks. As Forrest tells his story, he describes the climate and terrain of the country.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. What country is Forrest fighting a war in? What is it's absolute location? What type of climate has he encountered during his stay? On your own, describe the climate which he is staying in. What factors have contributed in creating this type of ecosystem? Think of the climate region in which you live in , what factors contribute to the climate and ecosystem? What differences do you see in both climate regions and ecosystems?

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Standards


This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain reasons and outcomes for U.S. involvement in foreign countries and their relationship to the...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the major issues and events of the Vietnam War such as the Tet Offensive, the escalation of ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the following major events of the Cold War, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and ...

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Public Pause Prompts


Start Time Prompt Timing Length
00:29 Who was Charlie? Timed 01:00

Comments


  • Oscar Mendoza
    about 1 year ago
    Social Studies Climate regions
  • Andrew Flagg
    over 1 year ago
    visual aid
  • Eve
    about 2 years ago
    Foreign Policy
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