Daily Archives: July 11, 2020

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Comparing the Protests in Hong Kong to the American Revolution!”

by MsMcMillan

8th – 12th Grade

Compare the current news of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong to the American Revolution! Your students can make connections between the causes, methods, and messages of these movements.

This activity prompts students to read two articles to learn more about the protests in Hong Kong. Then, students will complete a chart summarizing the two different movements: the American Revolution and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. 

Next, students will be asked to complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the movements. 

Lastly, students will be asked to create tweets supporting/condemning the Hong Kong protests while making connections to the American Revolution.

Use this relevant, timely resource to have students think deeply about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong in the 2000s and the pro-democracy movement in America in the 1770s.

Let me know how this resource works for your students!


Related Resources

American Revolution Posters: Patriot Propaganda or a Founder’s Wanted Poster

American Revolution Project: African Americans/Native Americans/Women/Spies

Remembering the American Revolution Stations: Wrap-Up for Revolutionary War Unit

Guns and Ships Lyrics Analysis: Using Hamilton to Teach the American Revolution

Global Issues Summit: Role Playing as World Leaders (Current Events/Issues)


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