1. Who should decide what is best for ‘the people’?
2. What makes people comply or reject?
3. What makes a revolution successful?
4. Who are the winners in a political revolution
5. What causes change in a society?
Brainstorm & answer essential questions T-W-Small Groups Share
Use previous knowledge to justify your claims.

Mark up the Reading linked below by Laura Neitzel from Brookdale Community College.Middletown, NJ
What is Revolution?

Frayer Model - Revolution

How does a revolution come about? Understanding the symptoms or signs that revolution is near

Watch presentation and take notes on the slides on the paper copy provided. How is a revolution like the flu?
Fever model for American Revolution

or Check out the French Revolution - Fever Model

The Long March
Mao and a portion of the Communist Red Army retreat from Jiang Jieshi's (Chiang Kai Shek in Cantonese) Nationalist forces into the interior of China's mountainous terrain. Watch and take notes on these two parts -

Long March

Quotations from Mao Zedong on War and Revolution

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A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

— From Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan

The revolutionary war is a war of the masses; it can be waged only by mobilizing the masses and relying on them.

— From Be Concerned with the Well-Being of the Masses, Pay Attention to Methods of Work

War is the highest form of struggle for resolving contradictions, when they have developed to a certain stage, between classes, nations, states, or political groups, and it has existed ever since the emergence of private property and of classes.

— From Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War

Every Communist must grasp the truth, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

— From Problems of War and Strategy

T-W-P-S the following questions...
  • Do you agree with quotes of Mao? Why why not?

Review of China All the Way to Mao's China
Sound familiar? We have already looked at most of this but pay attention especially to the policies of Mao.

Tiananmen Square - Beijing 1989

Link to Tank Man - Full Program on Frontline

Events of Tiananmen Square - Remembering

Chinese Gov't Denial of Tienanmen Square

Tom Brokaw Remembers Tienanmen Square Massacre - 25 years later