This teaching guide begins with a Pre-Viewing Activity in which students "meet" the women they will be seeing in the film. Additional lessons involve viewing the film and choosing from several different writing and discussion options. Reproducible classroom handouts are also included. For teachers who are exploring the Vietnam War in greater depth, the Further Teaching Ideas section provides more suggestions for classroom activities.

Students who have learned about the history associated with the Vietnam War will have a greater depth of understanding in doing the activities in this guide. We include a synopsis of Howard Zinn's chapter, The Impossible Victory here.

We invite you to view the film and read through all the possible activities before choosing what is most appropriate for you and your students.