CURRICULUM PROJECT: USC STUDY TOUR
Full GoogleDrive Lesson: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HE9ExTxA5aiOmjEbi2uxUDpYsuf96nSD
Objective: Students will gain a better understanding of life in China under Mao Zedong during the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. Students will also gain a better understanding of the goals of the 1989 Revolts in Tiananmen and the political climate of communism in China today.
CA Standards: 10.9 Students analyze the international developments in the post-World World War II world.
10.9.4 Analyze the Chinese Civil War, the rise of Mao Tse-tung, and the subsequent
political and economic upheavals in China (e.g., the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural
Revolution, and the Tiananmen Square uprising).
Common Core Standards: Grade 10
-Write an argument to support claims with valid and relevant evidence
-Engage in a range of collaborative discussions
-Listen to lecture and video to participate in written reflection and discussion
Day 1) Lesson #1 Fall of Imperial China and the Rise of Mao Zedong
-Daily Question: Who was the communist leader of China that rose to power in the 1930s?
-Lecture: Imperial China to the Rise of Mao (inc. images from Study Tour, museum)
-Crash Course Video: Communism in China
-Pair Share Discussion:
-Reflection: Personality Cult Comparison
Question: In what ways were other Dictators like Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini similar to or different from Mao Zedong?
-Use Totalitarian Dictator Chart for Review on Drive:
*HW: Reference Lectures on other Dictators: GoogleDrive available for students
Day 1) Lesson #2 Japanese Attacks on Manchuria and Nanjing
Examples of atrocities of war (from museum visit)
Day 2) Cultural Revolution vs the Great Leap Forward
-Daily Question: What program under Mao Zedong was primarily focused on moving
agriculture and industry forward in China?
-Mini Discussion: Mao Badges, Red Books, Propaganda (items from Study Tour)
-Group Activity: Image Analysis of the Great Leap Forward vs. the Cultural Revolution
-Group Discussion of each image
--Students will complete a Chart of people involved, goals of each program, and the outcome
*HW: Articles for Follow-up: on GoogleDrive available to students
Day 3) Protests in China: Tiananmen Square 1989
-Daily Question: What was the purpose of the revolt in Tiananmen Square China in 1989?
-Lecture: 1989 Revolt in Tiananmen Square (images from Study Tour)
-Video Clip: Documentary; Assignment China: Tiananmen Square (start at 59 min-end)
(show propaganda poster from Kunming--same as shown in minute 43:29)
-Reflection: Discuss and Write a comparison reflection on the similarities and
differences to the 1989 Revolts occurring in former Soviet satellite nations.
*HW: Video Clips for Reference: on GoogleDrive available to students
-1989 Revolts Video Clips: worldwide (from previous lesson in class)
-1989: Tiananmen Square- Full Documentary
-Articles for Further Reading: Tiananmen Square, Then and Now