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You Ought to be in Pictures lesson plan

You Ought to be in Pictures

  1. 8.4.12.B. Evaulate historical documents, material artifacts and historical sites important to world history since 1450.
  2. 8.4.12.D. Evaluate how conflict and cooperation among social groups and organizations impacted world history from 1450 to Present in Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe.
  1. Students will be able to analyze unfamilar pictures.
  2. Students will be able to identify important people and events in Chinese history through pictures.
  3. Students will be able to appreciate the difficult times faced by the Chinese people

Subject Matter: Mao Zedong, The Long March, Tiananmen Square, Communism, Nationalism.


  1. Powerpoint
  2. Worksheets
  3. Lecture Notes


  1. Set (5 minutes)
    1. 5 minute review of previous information.
    2. Ask questions involving Mao Zedong, Tiananmen Square, The Long March, etc.
  2. Activity (25 minutes)
    1. Explain to students that they are going to receive 3 pictures and are to analyze them.
    2. Hand out worksheet.
    3. Display pictures on Smartboard.
    4. Allow students 25 minutes to work on analyzing all 3 pictures.
  3. Large Group Debriefing (15 mins)
    1. Review each picture.
    2. Have the class answer each question on the worksheet.

                                                               i.      Get many different opinions.

                                                             ii.      Point out things students might not have noticed.

  1. Close
    1. Remind students of the test on Wednesday.
    2. Tell students what chapters/information will be included on test.


  1. Worksheets
  2. Class Participation