Attention High School Principals and Teachers:

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Laogai News

Do you feel that your social studies and history curriculum is static, boring, and too Western-centric? Do you think your students might welcome lessons that cover the appalling, brutal, and still incredibly relevant nature of the Chinese Communist Party? Do you feel that your unit on the Cold War, history of communism, or history of the 20th century is limited due to its exclusion of the Chinese story? Do you want to prepare your students with a basic understanding of modern Chinese history given the reality of today’s global economy?

Do your students know that Chairman Mao was responsible for more than five times the death toll (via executions, policy induced famine, torture, war, nuclear testing, political purging, etc…) that Adolf Hitler is associated with? Can your students explain the cultural differences between Tibetan Chinese, Uyghur Chinese, and Han Chinese people? Chances are that your textbook does not adequately cover the turbulent history of the soon-to-be  world’s largest economy.

If you interested in organizing a student group to come to the Laogai Museum, please do not hesitate to contact us. Student groups are given guided tours that can range anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour depending on how many questions are asked. In addition, if time allows, student groups are given the opportunity to speak with Lagai survivor and Laogai Museum founder Harry Wu.

We are located just a three minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Please email or call us if you would like to schedule a tour:

Laogai Museum
1734 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
museum@laogai.org
(202) 730-9308

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