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Research the similarities and differences between Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China using print and Web resources. The following Web sites are a good starting point:

Hong Kong:


Produce a poster indicating how Hong Kong has been affected in the change from British rule to the regime of the People’s Republic of China.

Compare Hong Kong’s capitalist economy with the socialist market system in mainland China, where industries are either fully or partially owned by the government.

Assessment will be made using this three-point rubric to evaluate students' work during this lesson.

• 3 points: Students were highly engaged in class discussions; produced a complete report, including all of the requested information; drew insightful conclusions based on what they learned.

• 2 points: Students participated in class discussions; produced an adequate report, including most of the requested information; drew some conclusions based on what they learned.

• 1 point: Students participated minimally in class discussions; created an incomplete report with little or none of the requested information; had difficulty drawing conclusions based on what they learned