- Explain the causes of the opium war or the boxer rebellion, with reference to both the Chinese and European perspectives
- Identify the key changes that occurred in China during the period 1750 to 1912
- Interpret, process, analyse and organise information from a range of sources and use it as evidence to answer inquiry questions
- Use historical terms and concepts, evidence identified in sources, and references for those sources in developing a digital text
Curriculum Area: Year 9 History | Depth Study 2 Australia and Asia
(Addresses Content Descriptions: ACDSEH093 ACDSEH094 ACDSEH142 ACDSEH141 ACHHS164 ACHHS165 ACHHS169 ACHHS171 ACHHS172 ACHHS173 ACHHS174 ACHHS175)
Format: Teacher-led, class based activities combined with self-paced electronic package
Timing: ~15 hours of class time
This unit introduces four key areas of life and events in China during the second half of the 18th century and throughout the 19th century: The reign of Qianlong; War and Famine; Foreign trade and the Opium War; The Boxer Rebellion.
Students are introduced to the main topic of the reign of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty and the key features of life in China at this time as a class, using the first section of the electronic package as one of the learning resources.
Students are then able to work through one or more of the other three sections/topics at their own pace as they use it to develop the main assessment task for the unit - a digital text that explores an inquiry question related to their chosen topic.
Access a word version of the Unit Outline for this unit of work, including an overview, connections to the Australian Curriculum, lesson plans, assessment information, instructions, criteria and standard descriptors.
Lesson plans with learning outcomes and activities for whole-class, paired, and individual work connected with the electronic learning package.
Assessment instructions, criteria and standard descriptors
Go straight to the China 1750 to 1912 Electronic Package to start learning and discovering what life was like for Chinese people during the reign of Emporer Qianlong, the events leading up to and contributing to the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion and the repercussions of these two major events for both the Chinese and others around the World.