Creative task: create art that reflect China’s famine, similar to the art displayed in the Beijing district of the documentary Exam style question: Using the art in the clip as a source (or your own choice of sources) pupils should consider the famine in China, and use the knowledge gained from the clip to evaluate them
Analyse the significance of the posters in the context of the cultural revolution Exam style question: Treating Paul Crook’s account as a source, answer the question ‘How useful is this source to an historian who wants to understand the Cultural Revolution?’
Drama activity: hot seating
– A is the Mao, B is a Journalist
– Person B will first interview Person A – Person B will ask questions exploring Mao’s possible intentions in his cultural revolution
– After 3 minutes, pupils will swap over – Person A will interview Person B as if Person B is Mao Exam style question: Use the clips in relation to different sources, and answer the following question: ‘Mao policies were cruel – they did not act in the best interest of the people of china’. How far do you agree with this view?