Day 3 - Modern Burmese History

Standards (Grades 9-10)
  1. Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.A
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
  2. Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.B
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
  3. Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.I
    Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
  4. Standard - 8.4.9.A
    Compare the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history.
  5. Standard - 8.4.9.B
    Contrast the importance of historical documents, artifacts, and sites which are critical to world history.
  6. Standard - 8.4.9.C
    Analyze how continuity and change have impacted world history.
    • Belief systems and religions
    • Commerce and industry
    • Technology
    • Politics and government
    • Physical and human geography
    • Social organization

Standards (Grades 11-12)

  1. Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.A
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
  2. Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.B
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
  3. Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.I
    Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
  4. Standard - 8.4.12.A
    Evaluate the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history.
  5. Standard - 8.4.12.B
    Evaluate the importance of historical documents, artifacts, and sites which are critical to world history.
  6. Standard - 8.4.12.C
    Evaluate how continuity and change have impacted the world today.
    • Belief systems and religions
    • Commerce and industry
    • Technology
    • Politics and government
    • Physical and human geography
    • Social organization

The BIG Idea

Modern Burmese history constitutes of the legacy of British colonialism followed by military repression and the Burmese people's fight for freedom.

Objective

Examine the parallels between British colonialism and military rule and the parallels between Myanmar’s independence and democratic movements.

Homework (to be done before class)

The questions following the articles below can either be assigned as written homework or discussed in class the following day. 

  1. Read Myanmar History 101: How British Defeated Burma. Was the British invasion of Myanmar during the first, second, and third Anglo-Burma war just? Explain why or why not.
  2. Read Myanmar 101: The Life and Legacy of Bogyoke Aung San. Who is General Bogyoke Aung San? Why do you think he’s deemed a founding father, a hero, and an icon in Myanmar?
  3. Read Burma Coup D’etat. Discuss the parallels and differences between British colonialism and the military rule.
  4. Read the introduction and conclusion of Challenging the Authoritarian State: Buddhist Monks and Peaceful Protest in Burma (pg. 125-129 and 141-142). Why did the Saffron Revolution occur? What role did the Saffron Revolution play in ending a century-long military rule?

Activity (in class)

  1. Watch Burma Independence Day (January 4, 1948) and continue to discuss the parallels and differences between British colonialism and military rule.
  2. Watch Myanmar 101: The 8888 Uprising and read The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar (Burma)  and continue to discuss General Bogyoke Aung San.
  3. Watch Myanmar’s Saffron Revolution and continue to discuss the role and importance of the Saffron Revolution.
  4. Small group brainstorming activity (can be done through creating a written list or verbal discussion): Discuss the parallels and differences between Myanmar’s independence movement from the British and the democratic movement from the military.

Materials

Myanmar History 101: How British Defeated Burma 

frontiermyanmar.net/en/myanmar-history-101-how-britain-defeated-burma

Myanmar 101: The Life and Legacy of Bogyoke Aung San

frontiermyanmar.net/en/myanmar-101-the-life-and-legacy-of-bogyoke-aung-san 

Burma Independence Day (January 4, 1948)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dGOiddXnZE

Burma Coup D’etat

www.historychannel.com.au/articles/burma-coup-detat/

Myanmar 101: The 8888 Uprising (Video) 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxFVI68jn6k

The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar (Burma)
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-8888-uprising-in-myanmar-burma-195177

Myanmar’s Saffron Revolution (Video)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEYDjE3yx2E

Challenging the Authoritarian State: Buddhist Monks and Peaceful Protest in Burma (Pg. 125-129 (Introduction) and 141-142 (Conclusion))
heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/forwa32&div=12&g_sent=1&casa_token=sMDmth2E11QAAAAA:kZwaj6ch2pzCdggiVCjUBHQ3LiqwfQHaaEoYtrxKE3I-rGfpx--qJ_qxEhH-FvI17CKT5Mmp&collection=journals

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