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Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea [Asia Society]
Online guide to a 2010 exhibiion that brought together “more than one hundred objects from ten museums across the diverse geographic expanse that is Viet Nam to illuminate the country’s long history of cultural and economic exchange.” Provides a great general overview of the history of Vietnam.

Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit [American Museum of Natural History]
This abbreviated timeline of Vietnamese history can provide younger students with a very general idea of Vietnamese history.

The Trung Sisters

Female Heroes of Asia: The Trung Sisters [Women in World History]
A short reading on the story of the Trung sisters, who led an uprising against Chinese forces in 40 CE.

The Vietnam War

Images Vietnam: Behind the Lines — Images from the War, 1965–1975 [The British Museum]
Online guide to a 2002 exhibition that presented “an aspect of the conflict unfamiliar to a Western audience: works made by Vietnamese artists.” The images featured on this site are an excellent entry into discussing “point of view.”

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