FREE! Soldiers in Skirts: Army Women in Vietnam

by  Army Women's Museum

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In this program the U.S. Army Women’s Museum will lead your students through the years of the Vietnam War, exploring women’s roles as they served their country as soldiers and nurses. Exploration takes place through newspapers, photographs, and oral testimonies about this period during the Cold War.

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30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Maximum participants:

No Maximum but for optimum interactivity we suggest no more than 35

Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Army Women's Museum

Fort Gregg-Adams, VA
United States

The U.S. Army Women's Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach.

Tracy Bradford

Program Details


Direct instruction with archival images and historical artifacts.


1. Students will go through an overview of the Cold War and the role that the Vietnam War played within the broader context of the Cold War.
2. Students will be introduced to the Women's Army Corps and the Army Nurse Corps, as well as the number of women that served during the Vietnam war.
3. Students will watch a clip from an archival film and get an overview of the WACs before and deploying to Vietnam
4. Students will be introduced to a multitude of different women who served in the Women's Army Corps and the different roles that they played during the Vietnam War.
5. Students will listen to an oral testimony and understand the role that testimony can play in understanding history, as well as the importance of testimony as a primary source.
6. Students will learn about the roles that Army Nurses played in the Vietnam War.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.11-12.RL.9 -- Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RL.1 -- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.NSS-USH.5-12.9 ERA 9