The New China

The New China

Author: Laura Mann

At the end of this lesson students will demonstrate how China is emerging from the Communist Principals that it held during the 20th Century into an Economic Powerhouse of the 21st Century, by creating an illustrated timeline of population, income, and goods available in 3 of China's cities.  Students will also collaborate on presentation (medium of their choice) on the effects of this urban growth on the environment, the Chinese population, and China's place in the global community.

China has grown from a country held in the grip of Communism and isolationism to an economic powerhouse in the global community.  Students will work though a PowerPoint, view several video clips, and read text to form inferences about the growth of China, it's impact on the country and the environment.

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Download and view the PowerPoint presentation on China.  The videos within the PowerPoint are essential for understanding.  While watching jot down questions and ideas.  After viewing the presentation there will be a short quiz.  

You will need to write up your understandings of China's growth and it's impact in the areas of global economics, the Chinese population and the environmental impacts.  Post these thoughts in class blog.


Slideshow following China's new emerging economic policies and their impact on the global economy, Chinese population and the environment.

Source: Laura Mann - References to Materials used within slideshow