About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the developments and governmental systems of Asia will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the history and current state of this continent. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in their studies of the history of Asia
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history and/or social studies (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Contemporary Asia chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction make the material covered easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Contemporary Asia chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Asia for a standard history or social studies course. Topics covered include:
- Child labor in China, India, Pakistan, and developing countries
- High school class system of Japan
- Current Chinese class system
1. Child Labor in China: History, Laws & Facts
China has one of the largest populations in the world, and accordingly one of the highest populations of children in the world. In this lesson, we'll talk about child labor as it applies to China historically and today, and see what it means to be a child in a nation of 1.3 billion people.
2. Child Labor in Developing Countries
Chid labor is an important issue in modern global politics, but it's not as easy to resolve as people may think. In this lesson, we're gong to look at the relationship between child labor and developing countries, and see what this means for the global community.
3. Child Labor in India: History, Laws & Facts
Child labor is something that many nations are trying to eliminate. However, it's not always easy. In this lesson, we'll talk about child labor in India, and see what the nation is doing about this issue.
4. Child Labor in Pakistan: Laws & Statistics
Child labor is a big issue in global politics, but the realities in many nations are complicated. In this lesson, we'll talk about child labor in Pakistan and see what Pakistan's policy is on the issue.
5. Japanese High School Class System
American students have specific ideas about what it means to be in high school. Most Japanese children will attend high school, but are these expectations the same? In this lesson, we'll talk about secondary education in Japan.
6. Modern Chinese Class System
Despite calling itself 'Communist', the fact is that China has a class system that is largely based on economic achievement. In this lesson, we look at how class, economics, and politics create the Chinese Class System.
7. Presidents of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas was first elected president of the Philippines in 1946, following World War II. The country had previously been a United States territory. Free and fair elections would be an ongoing struggle for the young country.
8. Cultural Revolution Propaganda: Posters & Slogans
This lesson explores the political propaganda of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). We we will examine the role of youth, women, and the working class through party slogans and propaganda posters.
9. Major Cities in Russia: Population & Facts
Russia has a unique history and place in the world, and that distinction is captured in its major cities. In this lesson, we're going to explore Russia's three largest cities and see how they each represent a different version of Russia.
10. The Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty of 1905
The Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty of 1905 was one of the results of the Russo-Japanese War over territory in Asia. Japan's victory allowed it to seize territory, including Korea, through brokered agreements.
11. Root-Takahira Agreement: Definition & Significance
In this lesson, learn about the need for and purpose of the Root-Takahira Agreement, which was signed by leaders from the United States and Japan in 1908.
12. Who was Syngman Rhee? - Biography & Facts
For anyone interested in 19th- and 20th-century Korean history - this lesson is for you. In this lesson, we will discuss the life of Syngman Rhee, the first President of South Korea.
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