Lessons & Resources

Lesson #15: Mao Zedong vs. Deng Xiaoping

How were the policies of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping similar and how were they different?

Mao Zedong vs. Deng Xiaoping (Docs)

Lesson #16: Influential Groups of the Middle East before WWI

Which groups had interests in the future of the Middle East before World War I?​

Influential Groups in Middle East Docs)

Groups in the Middle East (Slides)

Unit 10.7: Decolonization and Nationalism

Lesson #10: Nelson Mandela’s President Speech

“We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace.”

Nelson Mandela (Slides)

Mandela's Inauguration Speech (Docs)

Mahatma Gandhi of India

Lesson #9: Nelson Mandela

Why didn’t the United States attempt to end Apartheid?

Nelson Mandela (Docs)

ESPY Awards - Nelson Mandela

Lesson #2: Gandhi & Civil Disobedience

Why was Mahatma Gandhi a unique figure in world history?

The Life of Gandhi (Reading)

Gandhi (Docs)

The Words of Gandhi (Video)

Gandhi Talks-Talking Movie (Video)

Lesson #12: Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution

How did Mao Zedong and the Communist of China gain, consolidate, and maintain power?

Mao's Policies - Documents (Docs)

Mao's Policies Videos (Slides)

Explore Geography

Lesson #13: Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution

What were the effects of Mao's rule on China?

The Trial of Mao (Slides) 

Policies Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Civil Disobedience

The purposeful breaking of laws to protest actions by the government.


A political policy in South Africa where black South Africans could only live in certain areas, were required to use separate trains, beaches, restaurants, and schools, and could not enter into an interracial marriage.

Lesson #14: Deng Xiaoping, Four Modernizations and Tiananmen Square

What are the major challenges that China faces in the 21st century?
Modern Day China (Slides)

Modern Day Problems (Slides) 

Modern Day China Questions (Docs)


Nationalist and decolonization movements employed a variety of methods, including nonviolent resistance and armed struggle. Tensions and conflicts often continued after independence as new challenges arose.

Lesson #6:
Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

How is Africa affected by the de-colonization of India?

I Speak Freedom (Primary)

Kwame Nkrumah (Slides)

Kwame Nkrumah (Organizer)

Maps of Imperialism Africa

Lesson #19: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Why is there conflict in Israel-Palestine?​

The Middle East (Slides)

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Docs)

The History of Conflict (Slides)

Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Lesson #4:  Gandhi’s Letter to the Viceroy

Why did Gandhi view British rule of India as a “curse?” How did he plan to end it?

Gandhi's Letter to the Viceroy (Docs)

Lesson #5: Modern Day India

How did the Partition of India affect the people of India and Pakistan?

Modern Day Problems of India (Docs)

Modern Day Problems (Slides)

Modern Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Lesson #8: Apartheid

What are the political, economic and social characteristics of South Africa under apartheid

South Africa (Slides)

South Africa (Questions)

Apartheid (Slides)

Apartheid Policies (Docs)

Mr. Christopher Patten

Lesson #18: Mandate System after World War

The Mandate System (Docs)

Lesson #1: History of Indian Imperialism 

What was the historical context of the Indian Independence Movement?

Effects of Imperialism (Slides)

The Gift of the British (Docs)

The Effect of British Rule (Docs)

The Effects of Imperialism (Docs)

Lesson #17: Middle East after WWI

How did actions taken during WWI affected the Middle East after the war?​

WWI affects the Middle East (Docs)

World War I Affects the Middle East (Slides)

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.

Lesson #7:
Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya

Why did the British consider Jomo Kenyatta a terrorist?

Kenyatta Arrested (Reading)

Kenya (Slides)

Kenya Graphic Organizer (Docs)