To study the government, economy, culture, and history of the People’s Republic of China.
1 class period
Students begin by reading background information about the government, economy, culture, and history of China. They then work on a crossword puzzle during the remainder of the period.
This lesson can also be presented in the form of a game involving the entire class. After the reading section, divide students into two teams. Start by asking Team 1 to give the answer to any one of the questions on the crossword. If a member of Team 1 gives a correct answer, that team earns 10 points. If Team 1 gives a wrong answer, Team 2 has a chance to answer any one of the questions on the puzzle. Teams 1 and 2 will take turns giving answers, and the same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team. Have class members fill in correct answers on the puzzle as they are given. The team that scores the most points wins the game.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.