Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course World History 230

Is democracy on the rise, or is it declining worldwide? Take a look at Crash Course World History's take on the state of global democracy when compared to the governments of Singapore, China

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage learners to write an argument essay about their own predictions about Western civilizations based on independent research
  • Assign the video for homework in a flipped classroom context, and have class members return to your lesson ready to discuss what they learned
Classroom Considerations

  • Knowledge of economic concepts, including capitalism, GDP, and -- is helpful before viewing the video
  • The final part of a larger video series on world history
Pros

  • Takes a thoughtful look at the state of government models around the world
  • At 15 minutes long, the video is the ideal length; it's short enough to maintain engagement but long enough to be thorough
Cons

  • None