Tomorrow, June 4, 2009 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests being crushed by the Chinese government. I’ve compiled a short list of videos and lesson plans for teaching about the Tiananmen Square protests.
Probably the best educational resource on the topic is FRONTLINE’s video, The Tank Man. You can watch the full video online. FRONTLINE has four lesson plans designed to accompany a classroom showing of the video.
The New York Times has a good piece called Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen. The New York Times Learning Network also has a complete lesson plan on the topic. The lesson plan can be used with middle school or high school students.
If you just want to give your students a quick video introduction to the Tiananmen Square protests you can use this short video from Reuters.