History Exhibit


Title: “Patterns in Decline: 19th century China and Japan.”

Date: 23 May 2011 at 12: 20 p.m.

Location: International School of Estonia – Tallinn, Estonia

  • Student goal: Review the Qing Dynasty from late Qianlong to 1911 Revolution and Tokugawa Shogunate from 1600 to 1868.  Be able to compare and contrast.
  • Exhibit goal: To curate an exhibit exposing the common patterns of failed modernization efforts and decline of China and Japan
  • Role of each student: Curator and educator.  Choose the best pieces to reach the exhibit goal. Create images, text and audio to represent and explain.
  • Audience: ISE students, parents, administration, ambassadors
  • Forum: Entrance of ISE, Virtual exhibit online
  • Rubric: To be created by students. Must include the at least the following categories: content, creativity, presentation of exhibit, and collaboration
  • Product: what your piece will look and sound like? What the exhibit will look like?


  • Size of art piece: 18 inches X 24 inches
  • Framed
  • Accompanied by sound (audio podcast)
  • Accompanied by links to more information
  • Accompanied by a handout
  • There is a sense of relationship between each piece
  • 5 topics:
    • Success of regimes (Qing, Tokugawa) [Aleks]
    • Factors that led to decline: domestic pressures [?}
    • Factors that led to decline: external pressures [?]
    • Efforts to reform and modernize [?]
    • The fall [Grace]

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