People Changing the World By Curtis Sparks and Eric Olsen
How People oppose and promote alternatives to existing economic, political, and social orders
The Big Idea People were unhappy with the way things were and decided to do something about it.
Tiananmen Square Protests China (Beijing) Started after death of Hu Yaobang general secretary wanted more voting and people choice Student protests started Wanted: -Reform and Freedom (Economy and Press) -Liberalization -Democracy
Tiananmen Square Protests Government refused demands Protests started to escalate Riots Military was sent in to clear the square Opened fire on protesters Rest of the world saw this and criticized China's actions.
The Anti-Apartheid movement South Africa Apartheid = government enforced segregation Government run by whites Blacks treated like dirt Boycott International Involvement Olympics UN Were eventually successful.
Alternatives and You Some other things using this idea: Civil Rights Movement Environmental Groups Political Groups
World Effects People discovered they had the power to change the world Life improved - better treated by gov't Both minorities and the whole Generally more democracy
Discussion Question How do you think these movements have affected/ do affect you?
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