The Falun Gong Movement in China
Pupils explain the teachings of Li Hongzhi. They explore the similarities between the Falun Dafa movement and the religious ideas that laid the foundation for the Taiping Rebellion in China.
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Life in a Totalitarian State
This interesting role-playing activity helps your class understand some of the qualities of totalitarianism by assigning each one as a spy or comrade citizen for a duration of five days. Students should find this highly engaging and...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
New Review Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228
Is violence inevitable, or can peace overcome war? A Crash Course World History discusses how Leo Tolstoy influenced Mohandas Gandhi to use nonviolent resistance against British Imperialism, and how Gandhi's example became a model for...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review World Cinema Part One
Hollywood is the place to go if you want to make movies—right? Not necessarily. A fascinating video about the history of 20th century Asian cinema discusses the reflections of Japanese culture in the works of directors Yasujiro Ozu,...
10 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
China's Rising Labor Movement
Young historians will explore the complex causes and effects of industrialization in China by perusing the numerous articles included in this webpage. Throughout the resource, there are many writing and discussion prompts to help direct...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
China in Revolution 1911-1949 (Part 3/10)
Economic struggles and deprivation lead to discontent, providing fertile ground for Communist organizers. �"Pull back your fist before you strike�" becomes the battle cry of Mao Zedong's Red Army as they use guerrilla warfare tactics...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History