Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


This thesis looks at the Vietnam War and the impact it had on American society. The paper first takes a brief look at what other historians have written about Vietnam and the scholarship that currently exists on the topic. My original scholarship focuses on the TET offensive and the impact the media had on the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Even though the United States was victorious during the TET offensive, it proved to the American public that the Viet Cong would not concede defeat and at that critical point public opinion changed and support for the War waned dramatically. Finally, this thesis looks at teaching the Vietnam War to high school students. I created a Professional Portfolio of resources, utilizing Howard Gardner' s theory of multiple intelligences, usable in the classroom to enhance student learning .