Very well done. Presents both sides of the argument concisely and fairly, and in a way which interests students, e.g. input from various people including youths, soldiers, politicians; short applicable historical lessons. Long enough to generate thought and debate, but short enough to keep their attention which is increasingly challenging in the age of instant gratification and constant entertainment. Thanks so much!
Social Studies - 12
El Dorado High School, El Dorado, KS
This was a very appropriate film for my classes in that many students are thinking of joining the military. It also plays an important part in learning about the Vietnam War and looking at the difference between a draft and a volunteer military. I think it helps young students understand the cost of citizenship - and the cost of war.
Goverment/Civics - 12 / History - 12
Lincoln Hill High School, Stanwood, WA
This was a great video for all students who wish to know more about the draft and the motivations for joining the military.
English/Lang. Arts - 8
La Jolla High School, Escondido, CA
I served 21 years in the US Army, and deployed three times. I am retired now, and enjoy teaching. I thought this video was extremely well done, and shows a balanced point of view from both sides of the issue. It will spark excellent discussion in class.
Social Studies - 8
Franklin Middle School, Wheaton, IL
This video was a great way to begin a class discussion. The topic was perfect for a middle school class. My students were engaged throughout the video and we continued disussing the topic for the rest of the class period. Students were able to see both sides of arguement. Most were able to choose which side they agreed with more.
History - 7,8
Portage Central Middle School, Portage, MI
I liked the short quick history of how we acquired a volunteer military. It is good to see what the fears were and the actual result. I have many students contemplating going into the military, it is wise for them to understand various aspects of their choices. I feel this video caused the students to think, which is a benefit for all.
All - 11,12
Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg, OR