Three significant leaders

The actions of a few can CAUSE a CHANGE in social IDENTITY


Sun Yat-sen Ruled China 1912 and 1923 – 1925

Jiang Jeshi Ruled China 1925 – 1949

Mao Zedong Ruled China 1949 – 1976

Sun, Jiang and Mao were all significant leaders in China in the twentieth century. They all created change in China.

Lessons 1,2, and 3

ATL Skills: Research Skills

Spend one lesson finding out about each of these three individuals using the separate pages in the menu above.

Lesson 4: Camp Fires

ATL Skills: Thinking and Social

In small camp fire groups of 4 or 5 discuss each of the three men and why each of them were significant.

Make a decision about which of the men you want to find out more about.

Write a draft research question using these prompts:

  • Start with either Why, To what extent or How
  • Include one of these concepts: significance, cause, change
  • Include the name of your significant individual
  • Make sure the question is connected to the statement of inquiry above

Share the research question with your campfire group for feedback.

Lesson 5

You now need to start work to answer your research question in the form of an essay.

Here is the task sheet and the rubric: China Essay Assignment 2018

Here are some resources to help:

  1. Sun Yat-sen
  2. Chiang Kai Shek

The New Life Movement – Jstor

3. Mao Zedong

The Course of the Chinese Civil War – Jiangxi Soviet and Long March

Michael Lynch The Jiangxi Soviet

Michael Lynch The Long March

Rise to Power of Mao – Authoritarian and Single Party State Leaders

The Long March – Causes, Practices and Effects of War