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Simon Ellery

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Hong Kong Shantytowns - LO: to understand what life was like for people who lived in Hong Kong's shantytowns.

The population of Hong kong increased by 1 million between 1951 and 1961. Most were immigrants from China escaping poverty or Communism. It led to a housing problem in Hong Kong and forced people to live in shantytowns. Watch the video, which shows what life was like for many newly arrived immigrants in the early 1950s. Look at the image closely. What do you think life was like for the people who lived in these dwellings? What were the dangers of living in conditions like these? What is a shantytown? Annotate the image with your thoughts about what life was like for the people who lived in these shantytowns. The easiest way of doing this is by creating a text box.

6th Grade, History
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