Mr. Christopher Patten

Mao Zedong of The People's Republic of China

Lesson #2: Mao's Policies

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

Mao's Policies (Docs)

Lesson #9: The Break-Up

What were the longer lasting effects of the fall of the Soviet Union?

The Break-Up of the Union (Slides)

Break-Up Questions (Docs)

Unit 10.9: Globalization and the Changing Environment

Explore Geography

"A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery... A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another."

Lesson #3: The Trial

Is Mao guilty or not guilt for the effects of his policies?

Trial of Mao (Slides)

Mao's Policies (Docs)

Lesson #6: Latin America

What are the major factors that have contributed to unrest in Latin America?

Modern Latin America (Slides)

Lesson #4: Modern Day China

What are the major challenges that China faces in the 21st century?

Problems of China (Slides)

Modern Day China (Slides)

Modern Day Questions (Docs)

Lesson #1: Civil War

How did competing forces and different ideologies erupt into civil war in China?

The Rise of Mao (Slides)

Rise of Mao (Organizer)

The Fall of a Dynasty (Slides)

The Chinese Civil War (Docs)

Cultural Revolution

In China by Mao Zedong to eliminate his rivals and train a new generation in the revolutionary spirit that created communist China. Resulted in beatings, terror, and the deaths of thousands.

Lessons & Resources


Leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His policies of Perestroika and Glasnost, which aimed at revitalizing the Soviet Union contributed to the downfall of communism.

Berlin Wall

A wall built in 1961 dividing Soviet controlled East Berlin from the democratic West Berlin. It was destroyed when communism ended in 1990.

Lesson #5: Cuba

How did the Cuban Revolution impact the people of Cuba?

Cuban Revolution (Reading)

Cuban Revolution (Slides)

Cuba Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Lesson #7: Soviet Leaders

What were the impacts of the leadership and policies on the Soviet Union?

Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez

Leadership & Policies (Docs)

Rise & Fall of Soviet Union (Slides)