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IS MAO ZEDONG A HERO OR A VILLAIN?
Students study the role that Mao Zedong played in the development of post-WWII China, interpret and analyze secondary source materials relating to the rule of Mao, and form opinions on the leadership of Mao and express them in writing.
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The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout...
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
20c China: From Republic to Communist Power
With graphic images and powerful statements, this presentation will open viewers' eyes to the violent and turbulant events of 20th century China. From the Japanese Invasion of 1937 to the striking images and implications of Tiananmen...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
In this episode of Crash Course History, John Green whips through the evolution of communism in twentieth-century China. He covers topics from Sun Yat Sen's founding of the Republic of China to Mao Zedong's democratic dictatorship and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Korean War Overview
Your students will be able to understand the dynamics and details of the Korean War after viewing this video, which discusses the political and economic influences over Korea after WWII. From General MacArthur to Kim Il Sung, all of the...
16 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Cultural Revolution of China 1966-1976
�Believe in Chairman Mao blindly as you would in a god. The whole system of Mao's personality cult serves to prevent the Chinese from thinking about what is happening,� so claims the narrator of this short video that mocks Chairman Mao...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History