Program Flyer: Vietnam War Orphan: One Boy's Journey to America--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned

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Contact Information
Andrea Warren
Andrea@AndreaWarren.com
302 Pondside Drive

White Plains, NY 10607
(913) 722-2343
Program Title
Vietnam War Orphan: One Boy's Journey to America--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersESL StudentsPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
No maximum
Minimum Number of Participants
No minimum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Standards
Program Description
The author introduces Vietnam and explains the civil war that caused its split in two countries and America's involvement in assisting South Vietnam. Then she introduces Long, born in 1966, an Amerasian orphan whose American father was probably a soldier.Long has a difficult childhood during the war and ends up in the care of an American agency seeking an adoptive home for him abroad. When the war comes to a sudden, chaotic end, Long is trapped in Saigon. His escape is harrowing, but the American government is able to airlift him to safety and get him to his waiting adoptive family in the United States. Finally safe, he begins his adjustment in a new country, family, language, religion, and culture. In young adulthood he is able to journey back to Saigon to make peace with his past.The author summarizes the effects of war on children and how infrequently we consider war from their perspective.
Program Format
1. The author begins by introducing the country of Vietnam and the civil that caused it to split in two.
2. She explains how America became involved and introduces Long, an Amerasian orphan whose American father was probably a soldier.
3. She tells the story of Long's life as a boy in a village and then in Saigon, and of the American agency seeking an adoptive family for him.
4. With the South suddenly collapsing and Saigon under siege, she explains Long's harrowing escape and his arrival in America.
5. Safe at last, the author shares Long's adjustment to a new family, country, and culture, following him to adulthood and how he made peace with his past.
The author summarizes the effects of war on children and how infrequently we consider war from their perspective.
Objectives
--To introduce the history and culture of Vietnam and explain why the Vietnam War occurred.
--To consider America's role in the war.
--To explore what happened to South Vietnam's one million war orphans.
--To follow one orphaned child's experience, including coming to America and integrating into an adoptive family and a new culture.
--To consider how refugees come to terms with their difficult pasts and their new identities.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All national 4-12 standards for English.

It also meets the following standards for Social Sciences, US History, World History, and Geography:
--Places and Regions
--Human Systems
--Era 9: Postwar US (1945 to early 1970s)
--Era 10: Contemporary US (1968 to Present)
--An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
--The 20th Century
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 Minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
Cancellation Policy
No charge for programs canceled due to such events as snow days. Otherwise, the full fee is due when programs are canceled with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?
No

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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