37 Questions on the Academy-Award nominated short film, "Sunrise over Tiananmen Square,"
the autobiography of a Chinese art student who grew up a loyal Communist and witnessed the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 -- a shattering event which led him to leave China and live in the West.
This 29 minute film can be watched online for free (see bottom of description for link). It can also be seen on the Documentary Channel where it frequently plays.
The video is excellent for teaching about China under Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, communism, capitalism, propaganda, and the difference between primary and secondary sources of history.
The question set includes 37 questions with about half of them true/false and about half multiple choice.
I strongly believe in teacher convenience. Therefore, you will receive the questions in three formats: an ..rtf word processing file, an Examview Bank file, and an Examview Test file. You will be able to use these questions whether or not you utilize technology in your classroom -- and the rtf file will make it simple for you to use the questions as a during-film viewing worksheet.
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If all you want to do is print out worksheets, then you will probably find the PDF version of the product more convenient. It has beautifully formatted student pages and is designed to minimize paper so that teachers can make needed copies quickly and easily. Plus, the PDF version includes a crossword puzzle differentiated into easy and hard versions that you can use as a fun review or even a group quiz!
Click the link below for more information on the PDF version of this Sunrise over Tiananmen Square Worksheet set:
Sunrise over Tiananmen Square Quiz and Worksheet -- PDF Version with Viewing Worksheets/Quizzes and Puzzle Pages
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS OF THE FILM
Shui-Bo Wang's feature documentary is a visual autobiography of an artist who grew up in China during the historic upheavals of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. A rich collage of original artwork and family and archival photographs presents a personal perspective on the turbulent Cultural Revolution and the years that followed. For Shui-Bo Wang and others of his generation, Tiananmen Square was the central symbol of the new China -- a society to be based on equality and cooperation. This animated documentary artfully traces Shui-Bo's roots and his own life journey as he struggles to sort through ideology and arrive at truth.
ONLINE LINK TO THE FILM
Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square Online Video
This is a great way to present the film because the National Film Board of Canada site has a "closed caption" feature that you can turn on so the students can read along as Wang speaks about his life and experiences in China. The DVD of this film can also be purchased from the site.]
Additionally, the film can be found on YouTube -- just go to their main site and search for it. Or Google -- sometimes it's on other sites as well.
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