Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

December 11, 2018
Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl
New York

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Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

What are different reasons people join revolutions and movements for social change?   How do memoirs help us to examine the relationship between identity, society, and history?


Using Facing History and Ourselves’ companion study guide, this workshop will focus on teaching Red Scarf Girl: a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution. Questions of conformity, obedience, and justice are explored through the eyes of a teenage youth during one of China’s most tumultuous and pivotal moments in it’s history.  


Teachers of literature, history, and the humanities are encouraged to attend.

After this workshop you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

CTLE hours are available for this workshop.


The China Institute
40 Rector St
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006
December 11, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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