This dynamic presentation on China provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Your students will understand the story of China in the 20th century.
For most of its history China has been one of the most powerful civilizations on this planet. Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century China has risen to take its place on the world stage once again. This presentation examines the following topics:
♦ Geography of China
♦ Brief summary of Chinese history
♦ Western Imperialism
♦ Boxer Rebellion
♦ Republic of China & Sun Yat-sen
♦ Chiang Kai-shek and his anti-communist purges
♦ Mao Zedong and the Long March
♦ Chinese Civil War
♦ China in WWII
♦ Communist Victory
♦ Sino-Soviet split
♦ The Great Leap Forward
♦ The Cultural Revolution
♦ Deng Xiaping and his reforms
♦ Tiananmen Square
♦ Hong Kong
♦ China's challenges in the 21st century
Two versions of this lesson!
The first is a PowerPoint for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This class takes approximately two 60-minutes periods. There are five links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~15 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.
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