1989: A Critical Turning Point in Chinese History is a series of lessons to come at the end a unit on China. High school students investigate the evolution of China's government and economy from 1989 to the present through a variety of sources. They support a complex answer to the Essential Question (To what extent has the Tiananmen Square (June 4th) Incident shaped Chinese government and economy?) orally and in writing.
I don't know what to say! I am fascinated by the juxtaposition of modern and traditional cultures in Japan. What can be more modern than a store devoted exclusively to the fashion needs of the tween and teen girl crowd?
When journalist Scott Tong moved to Shanghai, his assignment was to start the first full-time China bureau for “Marketplace,” the daily business and economics program on public radio stations across the United States. But for Tong the move became much more—it offered the opportunity to reconnect with members of his extended family who had remained in China after his parents fled the communists six decades prior. By uncovering the stories of his family’s history, Tong discovered a new way to understand the defining moments of modern China and its long, interrupted quest to go global.