Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: Nixon's China Game


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

The Nixon Visit
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/sfeature/nixon.html

Timeline
Wow! What a richly-developed detailed timeline of U.S.-China relations.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/timeline/index.html

Henry Kissinger
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande02.html

Mao Tse-Tung
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande03.html

Chou En-Lai
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande04.html

Establishment of the People's Republic of China
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande05.html

Sino-Soviet Border Disputes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande06.html

Ping- Pong Diplomacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande07.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Nixon

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

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