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L14: The Great Leap Forward Agenda Objective: To understand 1.What the Great Leap Forward was 2.The effects of the Great Leap Forward 3.How the Great Leap.

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1 L14: The Great Leap Forward Agenda Objective: To understand 1.What the Great Leap Forward was 2.The effects of the Great Leap Forward 3.How the Great Leap Forward relates to Maoism 4.Whether the Great Leap Forward is an example of totalitarianism. Schedule: 1.Video Clip 2.Group Work 3.Discussion Homework: 1.Go to course website and view the videos on the Cultural Revolution. After viewing, answer 2 of the critical thinking questions. Due: L15 Thurs 3/14 2.Continue to work on pre- writing (1&2): Rolling Deadline 3. Remember: Last Day to Turn in Working Paper: Fri 4/5 Unit Test: Mon 4/8

2 Mao’s Programs in the PRC Over the next two classes we will learn about two programs Mao put into place in China after 1949 to help reinforce communism in the People’s Republic of China. Each of these programs exemplify the ways in which Mao constructed a totalitarian regime in China. –The Great Leap Forward ( ) –The Cultural Revolution ( )

3 The Great Leap Forward ( ) Economic and social campaign which aimed to use China’s vast population to rapidly transform the country from an agricultural economy to a modern communist state. Required that all wealthier peasants give their land over to the state to create massive collectives. These collectives were then worked by all former peasants to grow crops and/or to produce steel. Let’s learn more in detail…

4 The Great Leap Forward ( ) Video Small Group Discussion What was the goal of the GLF (intended vs. concealed aims)? What were the effects of the GLF? Is the GLF consistent with Maoist ideology? How is the GLF an example of the types of programs we might expect to see from a totalitarian regime? What was the purpose of collectivization? Do you think it could have “beneficial” effects for totalitarian control? How was the nature of the family changed by the GLF? What purposes might have been served by destroying traditional family structures? How did the GLF mobilize people through fear of an enemy? Who was that enemy? Note where you see panoptic control


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