After students watch The Tank Man (PBS Frontline documentary) about the Tiananmen Square protest that ended with the lone man standing in from of the tank, students write an newspaper article "interviewing" the unknown man. Nobody really knows what happened to him. I set up the assignment by saying he has finally revealed himself and he want to tell his story. (See example)nThis creative writing assignment is terrific for students to help them understand communism and changes taking place in China since 1989. I'll use this event to springboard into modern China.