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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 13c

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 13c: China and Vietnam

Standard WH II: The student will demonstrate knowledge of major events in the second half of the twentieth century by

Objectives: describing conflicts and revolutionary movements in eastern Asia, including those in China and Vietnam, and their major leaders, i.e., Mao Tse-tung (Zedong), Chiang Kai-shek, and Ho Chi Minh.

Lesson Plans:
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.

Essential Knowledge:
Terms to know
• containment: A policy for preventing the expansion of communism

Conflicts and revolutionary movements in China
• Division of China into two nations at the end of the Chinese civil war
• Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi): Nationalist China (island of Taiwan)
• Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong): Communist China (mainland China)
• Continuing conflict between the two Chinas
• Communist China’s participation in Korean War

Conflicts and revolutionary movements in Vietnam
• Role of French Imperialism
• Leadership of Ho Chi Minh
• Vietnam as a divided nation
• Influence of policy of containment
• The United States and the Vietnam War
• Vietnam as a reunited communist country today

Activities that Support Lesson Plans

To Live China Lesson Plan: Lesson Based on the movie “To Live”.

To Live Lesson Plan Type 2 : Another Lesson based on the move “To Live”.

Mao Zedong Document readings worksheet: A worksheet where students analyze documents and answer questions.

Mao Zedong Biography Questions: Questions related to the biography on Mao Zedong: China’s Peasant Emperor.


Mao Zedong Hero or Villain Handout: Student handout where they analyze Mao’s quotes, complete a chart, and answer questions.

Chiang Kai-shek Short Biography Reading: Biography reading on Chiang Kai-Shek.

Vietnam War Reading Analysis: A student reading of primary sources (interviews) of those involved in the Vietnam War. Student complete a chart and answer questions.

Vietnam War Schlessinger Video: A video question guide to go with the Vietnam War as produced by Schlessinger.

Vietnam War Questionnaire Assignment: Student interview sheet where they select someone who involved in the Vietnam war and interview them.

Vietnam War Questionnaire Assignment PowerPoint: Teacher-led PowerPoint where the class analyzes their responses.

Vietnam Event Timeline: Timeline activity where students answer questions from the textbook.

How did the US Get involved in Vietnam readings: A reading on how the US got involved.

Vietnam US Involvement Reading: Another reading on how the US got involved in the Vietnam War.