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Humanities 7 – One Child Policy Debate Reflection Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 23


Today in class, students concluded the China One Child Policy Debate by doing the final rounds of questioning of each of the options, and giving the closing statements. Students had some time to debrief the debate and discuss how evidence and analysis were used throughout to make persuasive arguments.

 One Child Policy Debate Reflection

Homework - Complete the One Child Policy Debate Reflection by answering the all of the questions reflecting on some key questions from the debate, and by reflecting on how the debate went for you and your team members.


Humanities 7 – Unit 5 China One Child Policy Debate


Unit 5 - China's One Child Policy Debate

In this unit, you will consider the implications of China’s “One Child Policy.” The one-child policy has its supporters and its opponents. On which side do you stand? In this debate you will examine several documents. The documents cannot tell the whole story, but they do provide an introduction. As a group you will present a recommendation to the President of the Communist Party, and ultimately answer the question – China’s one-child policy: Was it a good idea?


microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Overview

microsoft_word_logo China's One Child Policy Debate Preparation

adobe-pdf-logo Debate Preparation Documents

Additional Resources

link World of 7 Billion 

adobe-pdf-logo Seven Billion and Counting Background Reading (Source: World of 7 Billion)

youtube-logo Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course [Video]

youtube-logo Population, Sustainability and Malthus: Crash Course [Video]

link How China's One-Child Policy Led To Forced Abortions, 30 Million Bachelors (Source: WBUR)

link Here’s Why China’s One-Child Policy Was A Good Thing (Source: Boston Globe)

Debate Schedule

Friday 3/16 - Introduce project, get into groups (assign roles) and choose an option

Monday 3/19 - Continue debate preparation

Tuesday 3/20 - Complete debate preparation

Wednesday 3/21 - Debate begins, groups make opening statements, continues with rounds of questioning

Thursday - 3/22 - SNOW DAY

Friday 3/23 - Debate concludes with final rounds of questioning and closing statements


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 16


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the unit vocabulary and the names of countries in Monsoon Asia by taking the Unit 5 Quiz. After the quiz, in the remaining class time students were introduced to the goals of the One Child Policy Debate and groups began to assign roles and tasks.

microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Overview

microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Preparation

Homework - Continue working on the Debate Preparation Handout by completing the sections not already finished. The handout must be completed by Tuesday in-class for credit.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 15


Today in class, students expanded their understanding of the challenges of population growth by analyzing maps and completing a four corners debate activity.

link World Population History Timeline and Map

microsoft_word_logo World Population History Timeline Investigation Handout

microsoft_word_logo Background On China's One Child Policy

Homework - Make sure to complete both assignments for credit tonight (each is worth a HW stamp):

p. 36 - Read the article on the background on China’s One Child Policy, and on a separate sheet of paper respond to the questions in complete sentences.

p. 37 - Complete the World Population History Timeline Investigation, using the link above from

Reminder - Study for the closed-notebook quiz on Friday 3/16 on the Unit 5 Vocabulary and the countries of Monsoon Asia (map).


Humanities 7 – World Population History [Video]

World Population from Population Education on Vimeo.