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Become a part of history! The Montana Heritage Project is an Official Partner with the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. We are looking for classrooms throughout Montana willing to interivew local veterans and to place the recordings in the Library of Congress and the Montana Historical Society.

Grants of $1,000 are available for high school classes. More information.

An overview of the national project from Perspectives magazine.

An overview of the Montana project: Historical Society's project keeping veterans' stories alive, Tom Cook, Helena Independent Record November 10, 2003.

From Standards to Projects: Education's best future lies with project-based teaching

Vietnam Resources

Heritage Project Resources

Interview Question Set for Vietnam History Project

Homefront Interview Question Set for Vietnam/1960s History Project

Interviews and transcripts of Vietnam veterans completed in Christa Umphrey's English classes at Ronan High School.

Other Resources

Teach Vietnam: an extensive teachers guide to "Teaching the Vietnam War"

Recommended reading for teachers and students

History Channel's Guide to Veterans' History Projects

The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968. A joint project between South Kingstown High School and Brown University's Scholarly Technology Group

Top Ten Vietnam War Web Sites

Vietnam Slide Show This site by Peter Leuhusen is an excellent overview or introduction to the Vietnam War in photographs and brief texts. The photos are mostly by combat photographer Tim Page. The images are more human interest than gore. Stunning. The photos load quickly in a well-designed and easy to navigate site.

The Chicago Seven Trial This website by Douglas O. Linder is part of the Famous Trials website created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. Be sure to read at least some of the transcript of Abbie Hoffman's testimony during the trial. This primary source provides a vivid glimpse into the methods and the madness of the Yippie revolutionaries who provoked the Chicago police to violence at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Book of Interviews with World War II veterans published by students at Ronan High School, available from Amazon:


World War II Resources

World War II Interview Subject Data Sheet (htm format)

World War II Interview Subject Data Sheet (pdf format)

Interview Question Set for World War II Military Veterans

The stories of "veterans of the home front" should not be neglected. “What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?” (oral histories of RI women, by students South Kingston H.S.)

The National Archives provides some information on the home front on its site: "A People at War."

Guide to World War II literature.

Interviews by Ronan students as featured in the Missoulian


Montana Partners in the Veterans History Project


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