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On Getting the Right Information for the Task
You're busy. And you have to get ready for your History 152 Debate assignment. Before you research anything, take a few minutes to figure out what it is you'll need to know.
- Read your assignment carefully.
- Ask clarifying questions.
- Make a list of what you need to know.
Some Information on the Assignment
Students will be doing an in-class "debate" about traditional societies that were facing social and economic crises in second half of the 19th century, mainly the histories of:
- Qing Dynasty in China
- The British colonization of India
- Tokugawa/Meiji Japan
- The Ottoman Empire and the Tanzimat
- Tsarist Russia
The students will work in groups to represent a specific society. Each group will explain the crises its assigned society faced, how it responded, and discuss whether or not the crisis and responses amounted to a "revolution." In the second debate, each group will defend its society's crises and reforms as more significant than those of the other societies.
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