Upper Division

A Day at the MAOseum

Today, eighth-grade students presented their research-based history projects about Mao Zedong for a day at the MAOseum!

Students developed a thesis about whether or not Mao was an effective leader during the Cultural Revolution and conducted research to support their thesis.
Research topics varied based on the students' interests and included Mao's propaganda, the destruction of the educational system, and the systemic cultural and societal oppression of the Chinese people. Other students focused on how Mao put China on the super-power map, created political unity, and made Mandarin the primary language of China.

Upper Division History Teacher, Kim Sklow, shared that the best part of this project is always to observe the boys' thought processes both in the creation and presentation of what they have learned. "No two projects are ever the same, just as no two boys are the same. There are many ways to be a boy and many ways to think about a given topic."

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.

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