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Social Studies: Political Violence in Modern-Day China

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Skylet - 21 days ago
Description
Lesson plan and accompanying activities and resou…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Skylet - 21 days ago
Description
Lesson plan and accompanying activities and resources for a Social Studies 11/12 class on Political Violence in Modern-Day China
Subject
Social Studies
Law
History
Law
Keywords
social studies
11
12
political violence
modern-day
China
genocide studies
political studies
URLs
https://freedomhouse.org/report/china-religious-freedom/falun-gong
Learning Standards
Big Ideas: • Understanding how political decisions are made is critical to being an informed and engaged citizen (from Political Studies). • The intentional destruction of peoples and their cultures is not inevitable, and attempts can be disrupted and resisted (from Genocide Studies). • Examining questions in philosophy allows people to question their assumptions and better understand their own beliefs (from Philosophy). • Social justice initiatives can transform individuals and systems (from Social Justice). First Peoples Principles of Learning: • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place). • Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities. • Learning involves patience and time. • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story. Content: • current issues regarding the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China (as represented in mass media) • worldwide recognition of and responses to the Falun Gong genocide in China • methods used by individuals, groups, and organizations to promote social justice Linguistic skills: • use target vocabulary (e.g., political and social justice terminology) • exchange ideas and information using complete sentences (including compound-complex sentences) • express opinions and beliefs • employ rhetoric of persuasion (e.g., ethos, logos) • employ subjunctives • respond to counterarguments appropriately Curricular competencies: • use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • assess the significance of people, places, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments • make reasoned ethical judgments about people, places, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments and determine appropriate ways to respond
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 18, 2019