Kowtowing to the Chinese Emperor

In this critical challenge, students read about British-Chinese relations in the 19th century. They then assume the role of the most respected scholar on China of the time and prepare a recommendation to the king about whether or not the British ambassador should kowtow to the Emperor during an 1816 trade mission to China.

English / Language arts, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Intermediate (4-6), Middle (7-9)
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