Ch 8: Cultural Revolution in China Lesson Plans & Resources

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Use these helpful lesson plan outlines and teaching tools to enhance your Chinese Cultural Revolution curriculum. These resources can help you quickly plan lessons, engage your students and test their understanding of the history behind China's Cultural Revolution.

Cultural Revolution in China Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

This collection of lesson plans and teacher resources helps instructors plan fully dimensional lessons about China's Cultural Revolution. Take a look inside the chapter to find lesson plan outlines regarding China's Great Leap Forward, the creation of Taiwan and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China.

After planning your lessons, you can easily incorporate our supplemental resources in your classroom. We've included assignable quizzes and bite-sized lessons to help you engage your students and see how well they understand these historical topics.

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21 Lessons in Chapter 8: Cultural Revolution in China Lesson Plans & Resources
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China's Cultural Revolution Lesson Plan

1. China's Cultural Revolution Lesson Plan

While America was built on a democratic premise, China's political system became increasingly more combative as late as the 20th century. This lesson plan explores the details and effects of that political system and includes a vocabulary activity, reading assignment, comparison analysis and quiz.

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China

2. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China

For most of the 20th century, China was in a turmoil. In this lesson, you study about one of the most somber episodes from that history: the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which occurred between 1966 and 1976.

China's Great Leap Forward Lesson Plan

3. China's Great Leap Forward Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses a text lesson, a mind map vocabulary activity as well as a short writing and presentation assignment to help your students better understand the vision and realities behind China's Great Leap Forward.

The Great Leap Forward: Definition, Timeline & Result

4. The Great Leap Forward: Definition, Timeline & Result

The Great Leap Forward was an important program in Chinese history, but there were many unintended effects. In this lesson, we'll talk about this movement and see how it impacted China's industrial development.

Chinese Revolution Lesson Plan

5. Chinese Revolution Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will enhance your students' comprehension of the rise of communism in China and the geographical separation of Taiwan. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

6. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

At the end of the Chinese Revolution, Chiang Kai-Shek took the remains of the Kuomintang Army and fled to Taiwan. Learn about the history, background, and timeline of the Chinese Revolution, including how the major political parties split, the ensuing civil war, the Japanese invasion, the eventual Communist victory, and the creation of Taiwan.

Mao Zedong Lesson Plan

7. Mao Zedong Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about Mao Zedong - the major events of his life and how he transformed China. Students will compile a timeline, read primary source documents, and engage in a creative writing activity.

Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

8. Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Mao Zedong was the founding father of the People's Republic of China. Explore Mao Zedong's biography, including facts about his young life, his struggle against the Nationalists, his disastrous program known as the Great Leap Forward, and his accomplishments during the Cultural Revolution.

Chinese Communism Lesson Plan

9. Chinese Communism Lesson Plan

If you're discussing communism, this lesson plan explores communism in China. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

The History of Communism in China

10. The History of Communism in China

The communist party has controlled the People's Republic of China since coming to power in 1949. Follow the timeline of China's political rulers and the factors that contributed to communist rule under Mao Zedong, and since his death in 1976.

Chinese Communist Revolution Propaganda: Facts, Slogans & Examples

11. Chinese Communist Revolution Propaganda: Facts, Slogans & Examples

We will learn about Chinese Communist Revolution Propaganda in this lesson. We take a look at some of the facts pertaining to the propaganda, as well as, slogans and examples.

China's Civil War Lesson Plan

12. China's Civil War Lesson Plan

The Chinese Civil War provides a glimpse into communism and those who opposed the new government. Students will learn more about the civil war when they read the lesson, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Chinese Civil War: Summary, Facts & Timeline

13. Chinese Civil War: Summary, Facts & Timeline

This lesson will discuss information regarding the early days of the Cold War in Asia. The following information will provide a wealth of source material on the Chinese Civil War (timeline included).

Significance of the Chinese Civil War

14. Significance of the Chinese Civil War

War plays a major part in history, as well as our current world. In this lesson, we will explore the Chinese Civil War, its major players, significance, and the outcomes that still affect the world today.

Modern Chinese History Essay Topics

15. Modern Chinese History Essay Topics

Any teacher in search of world history essay topics to use with their students will find a number of examples in this lesson. The following essay topics will all cover the topic of modern Chinese history.

Chinese Culture Essay Topics

16. Chinese Culture Essay Topics

Chinese culture is such a huge topic it can be difficult to know where to begin. This lesson aims to narrow the focus a bit by providing teachers with Chinese culture essay topics.

The Year of the Panda Lesson Plan

17. The Year of the Panda Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is intended for classes that have read Miriam Schlein's ''The Year of the Panda.'' Students will summarize the work and consider how it reflects values of Chinese culture then write their own short stories using these characters.

Red Scarf Girl Discussion Questions

18. Red Scarf Girl Discussion Questions

'Red Scarf Girl' is an autobiography by Ji Li Jiang about the rise of communism in China and its effects on her wealthy family. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this book.

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah Activities

19. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah Activities

''Chinese Cinderella'' is a nonfiction book about a girl growing up in China with her neglectful stepmother. Students can explore this novel and their thoughts about it with these in-class activities.

Chu Ju's House Discussion Questions

20. Chu Ju's House Discussion Questions

These discussion questions can help your students delve deeper into 'Chu Ju's House' and explore their thoughts and reactions to this children's novel.

Tank Man Discussion Questions

21. Tank Man Discussion Questions

Tank Man is a nickname that has been given to a Chinese protester who attempted to stop the tanks at Tiananmen Square. This asset provides student discussion questions about this iconic man.

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