Mr. Valenzuela

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)

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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.