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.
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.
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.