Students face to face with soldiers outside the Great Hall of the People along Tian'anmen Square in April 1989. Source: Getty.
Take a moment and review this timeline (outside web link) prepared by the creators of the Gate of Heavenly Peace documentary. After a few minutes, close your computer screen and work together with a partner to identify the key events within the 1989 democracy movement.
Perspectives on Power and Protest:
Break up into three teams:
In your document groups:
After discussing the document in the first group, reorganize so you are in groups of three (or more) in which each group contains one representative from the previous three document groups. Discuss:
Turn to Essential Question:
Finally, we will address the third essential question: