Revolution

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Monday, May 5th: periods 3 and 4
  • Create a revolution page on your wiki
  • Download a picture to your wiki that best represents Revolution
  • Copy, paste and answer the essential questions listed below


Essential Questions:


1. Who should decide what is best for ‘the people’?

2. What makes people comply or reject?

3. What makes a revolution successful?

4. Who are the winners in a political revolution

5. What causes change in a society?



Tuesday May 6 Periods 3 and 4:

  • Extended Opener
Use the paper copy to check to see if your Israel- Palestine Wiki is up to date before I grade it.


  • Pair/share Essential Questions


  • Report out


Revolution:

  • Define it in your own words:



  • Look up a definition of the term:



  • What are characteristics or acts you associate with Revolutions




Complete the Template below:





Once you have completed the template:
  • Rank , which of the three concepts discussed
  • Which do you feel is the most important and why?


Fever Model of Revolution Power point link Here

  • Use the Fever Model to complete an activity on the American Revolution



Background on the Chinese Revolutions:
Chinese Revolutions summary (1).docx
Chinese Revolutions summary (1).docx

Chinese Revolutions summary (1).docx



  • Download this document to a Google Doc
  • Complete a full Mark up

Copy and paste questions on History of China into your wiki:

1. From the late 1800s to the 20th century, what were some of the "underlying" cause of unrest in China (Incubation period)
2. What changes occurred in China after the revolution of 1911?
3. Explain the role of the Nationalists and Communists in the Chinese Government
4. Highlight the role of Mao in China



Opener: Thursday May 8th: periods 3 and 4

Copy and paste visual into your wiki:
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What is the message of this political cartoon?






Background on the Chinese Revolutions:

  • Download this document to a Google Doc
  • Complete a full Mark up

Watch and take notes on the video below:




Based on the video and your notes, what impact did Mao have on China? (record your response in your wiki)


Quotations from Mao Zedong on War and Revolution



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Instructions:
  • Copy and paste each quote into your wiki
  • In a sentence, explain the meaning of each quote

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

— From Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan





The revolutionary war is a war of the masses; it can be waged only by mobilizing the masses and relying on them.

— From Be Concerned with the Well-Being of the Masses, Pay Attention to Methods of Work





War is the highest form of struggle for resolving contradictions, when they have developed to a certain stage, between classes, nations, states, or political groups, and it has existed ever since the emergence of private property and of classes.

— From Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War





Every Communist must grasp the truth, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

— From Problems of War and Strategy



Students should discuss and and answer the following questions...

  • According to the quotes above how might Mao Zedong define revolution?



  • Do you agree with quotes of Mao? Why or why not? (use specific evidence from the quotes)

Watch and take notes on the video below entitled "Tank Man"





  • Read through the time line of events that led to the killing of hundreds of Chinese students at Tienanmen Square in June of 1989 in the link below
  • As you read, fill out the attached graphic:

Memory of Tienanmen Square Here

In A Google Doc;;

Based on your notes, write a detailed summary of the events that began the incident and the events that occurred that led to the confrontation in Tienanmen Square in June of 1989 as well as how the incident is viewed over time.


Attempting to Erase History:


Producer Antony Thomas showed the iconic 'Tank Man' photo to a group of undergraduates at Beijing University - in 1989 the university had been the nerve center of the student movement that inspired the nationwide uprising. None of the students knew what the photo was. Here, journalists and China specialists discuss the government's efforts to keep certain ideas and history from the Chinese people, including the picture and story of 'tank man.'

Read the excerpts written by journalists of how the government tried to disguise the events of 1989 Here

As you read the excerpts, take notes on the attached template:

Mark up brief summary of Successor to Mao and upload completed work to your wiki:

Here is a Brief Video on Modern China: Modern China You must click on the link to view the video
  • There are only pictures in this video
What do you see in the video?
What is missing?


Complete Terms on China:



Period 3 on Monday, May 19th and Block 4 on May 20th:


Test for period 3 on Tuesday
Test for period 4 on Wednesday

25th Anniversary of the Tienanmen Square Massacre

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Tom Brokaw looks back: Here

Tienanmen Square lies at the heart of Beijing and has long been the center of political activity in China. But it is most well-known outside of the country as the place where a student-led pro-democracy movement was crushed by the People's Liberation Army in 1989.Hundreds of students and residents were killed when the army pushed into the city to retake the square from the student protesters. China's official verdict is that the protests aimed to topple the ruling Communist Party and plunge the country into chaos. Protest leaders said they were seeking greater democracy and freedom, along with an end to corruption and favoritism within the party. Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, crackdown that has become a taboo subject in China, banned from textbooks and websites.




One of the first to die in Tienanmen Square Massacre


Twenty-five years after the Tienanmen crackdown of June 4, 1989 the Communist Party continues to conceal the truth about the deaths of hundreds of victims including Wu Guofeng, a 20-year-old student who was among the first to die.Shot in the head, shoulder and chest by the advancing troops, and then deliberately skewered through the belly with a bayonet, he was one of hundreds, perhaps thousands of Chinese citizens slaughtered during the Tiananmen Square crackdown that took place 25 years ago this week.“I will never forgive them. It broke my heart,” Song Xiuling, his 70-year-old mother, told The Telegraph in a rare interview on the eve of the anniversary.

“The Communist Party still dares not publish the truth,” said Wu Dingfu, the dead student’s father. “But one day it will emerge.”In the quarter-of-a-century since a night of carnage that is now simply known as the “June 4th incident”, China’s Communist leaders have fought tooth and nail to keep the truth about Tienanmen being known.
Twenty-five years after the Tiananmen crackdown of June 4, 1989 the Communist Party continues to conceal the truth about the deaths of hundreds of victims including Wu Guofeng, a 20-year-old student who was among the first to die. Shot in the head, shoulder and chest by the advancing troops, and then deliberately skewered through the belly with a bayonet, he was one of hundreds, perhaps thousands of Chinese citizens slaughtered during the Tiananmen Square crackdown that took place 25 years ago this week. “I will never forgive them. It broke my heart,” Song Xiuling, his 70-year-old mother, told The Telegraph in a rare interview on the eve of the anniversary. “The Communist Party still dares not publish the truth,” said Wu Dingfu, the dead student’s father. “But one day it will emerge.” In the quarter-of-a-century since a night of carnage that is now simply known as the “June 4th incident”, China’s Communist leaders have fought tooth and nail to keep the truth about Tiananmen being known.


In Pictures: The Tienanmen Square 25th anniversary 25th anniversary

What is the message of this political cartoon?
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