The Vietnam War in Popular Culture:
The Influence of America’s Most Controversial War on Everyday Life
(Published by ABC-CLIO, 2017)
Ron Milam, Editor. Foreword by: George C. Herring. 2 VOLUMES
Volume 2: Chapter 10: Encouraging Students to Think Outside the “Box Office”
By Lindy G. Poling
I am excited to share some exciting news with my former Lessons of Vietnam (LOV) students and friends. My recently published essay, Encouraging Students to Think Outside the Box Office, addresses two major questions that I submitted to 60 former LOV students in the summer of 2015: “How did pop culture affect your perception of the Vietnam War before taking the LOV elective?” And, “How did Lessons of Vietnam change your initial perceptions of the Vietnam War itself, Vietnam Veterans, and/or the Vietnam Era?”
A special thank you goes to 29 of my former LOV students (from MHS LOV classes: 1997-2011) who graciously gave their time to write some amazing reflections, many of which are included in this publication. Also, I would like to give a shout out to MHS Teacher, Mark Grow, for taking the to conduct a very helpful survey with his Fall 2015 LOV classes.