Lesson Title: Why did the Cold War get colder in Asia?
Learning Objective: **Describing the key events of the Chinese Revolution and **
Explaining the significance of events in Asia for superpower relations
This lesson will teach students about hthe communist revolution in China in 1949. Students will learn about the Chinese leader Mao Zedong through teacher-led explanations. Students will carry out questioning of a source to start the lesson in order to make them think about communism spreading to Asia.
Students will learn about the key events that occurred in China in 1949 and 1950 and explain why each event was significant to the Cold War by completing a map timeline to help them learn and understand the key factual information. (PLease note that any textbook can be used for this activity. However, I use pages 38 & 39 from the green OUP textbook by Aaron Wilkes).
Students will then make a decision as to what event they thought was the most significant in China in affecting relations between East and West in the Cold War. Students will consolidate their learning in a written activity and there will be success criteria to model to the students how to write their answer (clear differentiation for all students to be able to access).
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