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 provide your students with a basic understanding of modern Chinese history given China’s growing prominence on the world stage?
Do your students know that Chairman Mao was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 70 million Chinese? Can your students explain the cultural differences between Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Han Chinese people? Chances are that your textbook does not adequately cover the turbulent history of the world’s most populous country.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in organizing a student group tour of the Laogai Museum. Student groups are given guided tours that can range anywhere from thirty minutes to more than an hour, depending on how many questions students ask. After the tour, Laogai Museum staff would be happy to discuss relevant issues and historical events. In addition, student groups may request an opportunity to speak with Laogai survivor and Laogai Museum founder Harry Wu. All activities are free of charge.
The Laogai Museum frequently hosts groups from DC area high schools, universities, and professional organizations.
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.
1734 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009