Project Description

Red Scarf GirlThe Cultural Revolution lasted for ten years in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As dramatic and challenging as this period was for everyone in the country, it seemed to us that this story should not be the only one that students read about the PRC. However, when Chinese LATTICE members shared their own family stories about this period and then told us contrasting stories of their lives in the 21st century, they held our attention for hours! A discussion guide to Red Scarf Girl can be found here: multcolib.org. An interview with the author might also be of interest to readers in here. One teacher made a webquest for her 6/7th grade students with writing activities, links to information about the Cultural Revolution, and more: yesnet.yk.ca. The author’s web page is hjilijiang.com.