An interactive learning project
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As you work your way through this project, read the
instructions on each slide carefully, and complete all
When you reach the end, you will know all about
Cambodia and Pol Pot. You will also have learned how to
use the internet for research.
Go on the the next page now.
You will be given instructions and activities on these
You will be given links to the internet. These will provide
you with the information you need to complete the
activities in your workbook.
Links will be the only text that is underlined.
To use a link, click on the underlined text with your
To return here, close the internet window by clicking on
the x in the very top right hand corner.
Try this now by clicking on the link to
and then returning here
by closing the internet window
(clicking on top right X).
Now for Cambodia!
On to the topic – Cambodia is a country in South
East Asia. We are studying it because in the 1970s
Cambodia was ruled by Pol Pot, a dictator.
A dictatorship is a political system that is totally
different to the one that we have in Austalia (a
Where in the World is Cambodia?
To find the answers, click on the link above.
Write the answers in your workbook. The first
one is already done for you.
1 – What continent is Cambodia in?
Answer: 1 - Cambodia is in Asia.
2 – Name the 3 countries that are Cambodia’s neighbours.
3 – What is the capital of Cambodia?
4 – What is the main river that runs through Cambodia?
Copy and paste this map to
a word document and …
1 – On your map, label:
Laos, and Vietnam;
the Gulf of Thailand;
Mekong River; and
Discovering the Past
This section lets you discover Cambodia’s history.
For each link there is a set of questions.
Answer the questions in your workbook and then
move on to the next link.
The Distant Past
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
In the 800s which Kingdom was founded in Cambodia?
In what year did Thailand conquer Cambodia?
For the next 400 years which two countries ruled
What is a Protectorate?
What is a Colony?
Which European country
takes Cambodia as a
Protectorate in 1864?
When does Cambodia become
a colony of this country?
Fighting for Freedom
During World War II,
which country invades
Cambodia and other
countries in South East
Asia fight for
independence from France
after World War II.
A New Leader
In which year does Cambodia
The man in the photo is made
the leader of Cambodia. Who
is this man?
In 1955 this man gives up the
throne for another person.
Who is the person?
A Sudden Change in Government
What is a coup?
Who leads a coup in
Cambodia in 1970?
Cambodia’s leader 1970-1975
Fighting for Power
Prince Sihanouk fights to win
back control of Cambodia with
the help of what group?
In what year do they take
control of the capital of
In 1979 this government is
overthrown by troops from
Putting it all Together
Look back over your answers – you should now have a
summarized history of Cambodia.
If you have any gaps, go to Yale University’s site to fill
them in – http://www.yale.edu/cgp/. (Scroll down the left hand
side until you can click on “Chronology 1950-1999”).
800s AD 1864 1953 1955
1979 1975 1972 1970
Spot check: Can you say what event happened in
Cambodia’s history for each date on the timeline?
Checking the Dates
800sAD 1864 1953
founded From France.
in favour of
1979 1975 1972 1970
Khmer Khmer Sihanouk Lon Nol
Rouge Rouge and Khmer leads a
overthrown seize Rouge coup
by Phnom fight against overthrowing
Vietnamese. Penh. Lon Nol. Sihanouk.