We encourages teachers to submit lessons that they have taught which portray China in a broad context and connects the past, specifically the 19th and 20th centuries, to today.

Please include the following sections in your lesson:  (* required section)

Title of the Lesson*

Essential/Central Question*:  What is the central purpose of your lesson?

Lesson Summary*: Explain what your lesson will include and what the students will learn from your lesson.

Grade levels and Courses*: What courses and grades is your lesson designed for?  Be sure to include all courses and grades.

Duration*:  Your lesson should be designed for 1 to 5 classes.

Instruction Set*:  Provide a description of what was presented during your lesson.  This could include:*

  • An introduction to the lesson or an anticipatory set
  • Building prior knowledge or setting the historical context
  • Materials to build background such as videos, websites, readings, etc.
  • Activities to engage students such as group work, digital assignments, debate preparation, homework, readings, primary source documents, power points, infographics, posters, research, essays, projects, etc.
  • Differentiation, extensions, formative assessments, modifications for diverse learners, etc.
  • What your students did during the 1-5 days of the lesson.

Summative Assessment*:  How are your students’ work evaluated? Include a description of your activities to measure student performance such as essays, tests, posters, infographcis, etc.  Include any rubrics you use to evaluate student performance.

Readings/Websites/Documents*Include a list of on-line resources, videos, books, readings, documents, and websites that the students used during the lesson.  If your sources use a database that requires a school subscription, please provide comparable websites that are available without subscription. Please identify sites that required a subscription.  All your sites must be current.

Attachments*:  Include,  but not limited to:

  • Any documents, such as PPTs, that you prepared yourself for the lesson.
  • Handouts that the students received during the lesson.
  • Selected examples of students’ homework assignments (optimally one each of   exceeds expectations, meets expectations and needs improvement).
  • Other items, as appropriate.


Common Core Standards: Include all Common Core Standards that apply to your lesson.  You may also include any state standards that apply to your lesson.


Your Own Evaluation of the Lesson:  Provide your assessment on the strengths and weaknesses of this lesson, where it can be improved, what alternate ways the lesson could have been taught, and other suggestions for teachers that may like to follow your example.


Additional Information:  Feel free to include additional sections that are pertinent to the lesson.


Any questions?   Contact lessonplan@1990institute.org .


How to Submit Your Lesson (TBD)