Day Four –Continuation: Second Opium War (1856-1860) and Treaty of Tianjin, and future Ramifications.
A.GA Standard: SSWH14 The student will analyze the Age of Revolutions and Rebellions.
1. Examine the interaction of China and Japan with westerners; include the Opium War, the Taiping Rebellion, and Commodore Perry.
B. GA Performance Standards:

1. Compare similarities and differences
2. Identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
3. Indentify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context.
4. Identify and use primary sources.
5. Construct charts and tables
6. Analyze artifacts
7. Draw conclusions and make generalizations
8. interpret Political Cartoons.
C. Essential Question:
1. What is considered fair, and for whom?
D. Teacher Materials:
1. PowerPoint Presentation
2. Copy of the Two Treaties for every student
3. Treaties Worksheet
E. Student Materials:
1. Paper
2. Pencil
F. Lesson
1. Opening Questions (5 minutes)
a. Based on evidence that we looked at yesterday, and discussed, what would be the 'best' outcome for this war to resolve most of the problems between China and the West? Why?
2. Discussion (10 minutes)
a. I think this discussion might actually run longer based on the amount of information they were presented in class, and through their journal entries, they should be able to come up with solid answers or some ideas to bounce around each other within the group.
3. Short PowerPoint which revisits the Treaties. (10 minutes)
a. The students know about the treaties, and understand that they were passed, but did not go into effect until the end of the war. Thus the powerpoint reviews them, and their placement chronologically in the war, and how this is giving the 'western' countries motive to continue fighting, etc.
4. Comparison of Treaties Activity.
a. The students will work in pairs. Each student, within the pair, will read a treaty, and they will outline each treaty, and like the Treaty of Nanjing they will evaluate the language used, the perspective, and the demands of Britian, and US in comparison to what is given to China, etc.
5. Oral Discussion about the ramifications of these Treaties, and what it meant for the future of China, etc.
-Legalization of Opium
-Opium Dens
-End of Empire - colonized
G. Homework- no homework.