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China in the Red
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During-Viewing Lesson Plan

Watching the People

Watching the documentary will take two hours.


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  • A Note to Teachers

  • Pre-Viewing Lesson Plans
  • A Blending of Socialism and Capitalism
  • Meeting the People

  • During-Viewing Lesson Plan
  • Watching the People

  • Post-Viewing Activities
  • What Happened?
  • Globalization and a Changing Society
  • Literature as a Window Into Culture I
  • Literature as a Window Into Culture II

  • Resources

    Background
  • Summary of China's Economy
  • Glossary

  • Student Assignment Sheets
  • A Brief Overview of China
  • Economic Giants
  • The People
  • Meeting the People
  • Viewing Chart
  • Literature Comparison Chart
  • Lesson Objectives

    In this lesson students will:

    • To enable students to focus on some of the people they meet in the documentary.
    • To provide a manageable method of comparing and contrasting the fate of the people they meet in the documentary.
    • To reinforce the human dimension of the economic issues China is facing.


    Materials Needed


    Procedure

    • Just before the viewing, distribute the viewing chart.
    • Instruct students to watch the whole documentary carefully and to track what happens to "their" person through the four years the documentary covers.
    • Instruct students to take notes on "their" person, filling in the appropriate spaces on their viewing charts.


    Assessment

    • Watching attentively.
    • Completing the assigned portion of the chart.

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