The following is a one-day (60 minute period) common core-based lesson on China during the rule of Mao Zedong. This lesson contains a variety of activities that promote critical thinking, class discussion, and an array of other social studies skills.
Topics covered in this lesson include:
• Mao’s Little Red Book
• Great Leap Forward
• Cultural Revolution
Activities included in this lesson:
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson
• Primary and secondary source readings with questions.
• Letters from China activity
• Paragraph writing activity
• Link to video clip with questions.
• Enormous amounts of discussion opportunities
• Almost 15 fact-based and critical thinking questions.
A short reading with questions on the Great Leap Forward
"The Great Leap Forward" reading with questions - Mao Zedong
A bundle of two worksheets on Mao and Deng
"20th Century China under Mao and Deng Bundle – Global/World History Common Core
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