"Mega" seems to be the word to describe China these days, with its mega population and mega economy. Without a doubt, phenomenal change is happening all across China. What does this mean for China? What does this mean for the world? On November 8th, GC hosted Sidney Rittenberg and his wife, Yulin, who discussed not only the changes taking place in China but how their lives have been intertwined with Chinese history over the past seventy years. We encourage you to explore our fifty-some page resource packet entitled: China's Great Leap into the 21st Century. You will find lesson plans for all grade levels with timely information about China's tremendous economic growth, contentious social and political issues, and China's foreign policy. New features include: highlighted information for stimulating classroom discussion (including K-12 Discussion Questions) and new resources geared to K-6 students.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Technology
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Government
  • Social Studies > Political Systems
  • Social Studies > Technology
  • Social Studies > World History
  • World Languages > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


China Development Technology Economy Asia Social Studies Current Events



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-01-29.

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This resource is a valuable reference packet about Modern China. The World Affairs Council has put together a comprehensive resource guide that covers a wealth of information about current issues in China. Full of relevant teaching materials for all grade levels and links to websites on topics ranging from foreign policy to social issues to economic development, this would benefit any classroom teacher who is in search of high level materials for teaching about China.

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