My students enjoyed the video gaming aspect; a topic that fascinates them. The video shows the growth of a particular industry and its people through the loosening of government restriction. The kids can see the wealth the entrepreneurial spirit, combined with liberty, provides. I appreciated the fact the video presents a clear, modern image of China in contrast to stereotypes and old images of previous regimes.
Geography - 9 / Social Studies - 9
Homeschool, Granite Bay, CA
I traveled to China this past summer, and saw the economic growth first-hand. This video was great because it helped me show students what I saw. Thank you!
Geography - 8
Bethany Middle School, Bethany, OK
This was the perfect opener for my discussion of the free enterprise system. It shows how people produce more and better products and are more innovative in a free enterprise setting than in a communistic society. It also illustrated the fact that previously communist systems are adjusting and adapting into free enterprise economies.
Economics - 12
Hamshire-fannett High School, Hamshire, TX
I really liked the narrative of the video. It showed the stark diffrences between the generations in China. It really helped the kids understand the complexity of China.
Social Studies - 10,11
Lad Lake Synergy School, Milwaukee, WI
My Economics classes were studying economic systems, in paticular the transition from a centrally planned economy to a free market system. This video was a perfect fit and did generate discussion and helped students understand the difficulty of the transition and the benefits to the society.
Goverment/Civics - 12
Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, CA