It is important that students learn to interpret and analyze from black and white documentary films as this prepares them for analytical skills whether they take a history test or do¬†general analysis on anything. I picked this video titled “Communist Takeover of China” because I want students to learn that 1949 was not only the year the Communist took over China but also to signify that after a century of suffering humiliation from Western Powers, China was once again a strong and united country again. I want students to learn why and how certain factors caused the Chinese Communists to win and expel the Nationalists from the country as this is what put China in the spotlight in global history since the world just entered the Cold War.

 

 

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