VIDEOS

Below are 5 videos about Life in Mao's China. (The powerpoints for those videos are at the bottom of the page).

Questions for China Under Mao Videos

1. Changes Under Mao: The Early Years

Questions: Years of Great Change 1949-1957
  • What problems did Mao/ CCP face in 1949 and how did he deal with them?
  • How were women affected by the new Communist government? Be able to discuss 2-3 changes the CCP made that affected women's rights
  • What happened to peasants and their ownership of land between 1949-1957?
  • What were the intentions of the 1st 5 year plan, and how successful was it?
  • How did Mao attempt to change people‚Äôs thinking (thought reform)?



2. The Great Leap Forward: A time when Mao, wanting to both industrialize and increase agricultural output, put in place policies that led to the starvation of millions
Questions for the Great Leap Forward


3. Mao's Ideology: The Cult of Mao


Cult of Mao Questions and Cult of Mao Activities (Choice of...)


4. Cultural Revolution (2 parts)


Part I

Questions for Cultural Revolution Video Part I


Part II:

Questions for Cultural Revolution Video Part II




Here are the powerpoints of those videos:


1. Changes Under Mao: The Early Years
2. Great Leap Forward
3. Mao's Ideology/ The Cult of Mao
4. Cultural Revolution I
5. Cultural Revolution II