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Moscow Rules Book Quiz
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Moscow Rules." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and popularity of other books at the same time.
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Moscow's Magnificent Domes
Learners, after researching Russian architecture in Moscow, find pictures of onion-shaped domes on buildings such as St. Basil's Cathedral. They discover how Byzantine architecture reflects the orthodox faith and then create a replica of the cathedral or a similar building against its city skyline.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Module 3--Around the World
In this writing module worksheet, students fill out the opposites of eight adjectives describing towns/cities, fill in seven blanks in seven sentences with words from the word bank and write a paragraph comparing themselves to a friend or a family member.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Old Kids From The Bloc
Students study about wide scale construction and development in Moscow and its impact on cultural and historic preservation. They research the political, social, economic, and cultural changes in the former Eastern Bloc and create a post-Soviet website.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Students explore the boycott of the 1980 Olympics by the United States. In this Olympic boycott lesson, students conduct research to identify the reasons behind the boycott as well as opinions regarding the boycott. Students participate in a class debate about the boycott.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Byzantine Art: 5th century to 1453 AD
Art and architecture are great ways to help define historical periods and cultural norms. Take a critical look at the art of the Byzantine period as seen under Justinian rule. Iconography, vocabulary, religious, and political concepts are depicted through the art of the time.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Russia burns: Moscow under smog: Grain export ban
Tenth graders examine the problems that the 2010 heat wave caused in Russia. In this Russian Weather ESL lesson, 10th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students complete an article quiz on what they have read in pairs.
10th Social Studies & History
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United States.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Tale of Two Frogs
Second graders locate Russia on a map or globe and work in pairs to complete the Map worksheet. They read the book, A Tale of Two Frogs stopping after page 15. They write an ending to the story and then read more of the book stopping after page 23 and again write an ending to the story.
2nd English Language Arts
Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign of Ivan the Terrible in an engaging presentation.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mao's China
Here is a great textbook chapter on China's establishment as a communist state in 1949 and the effects of World War II on the nation. The first page prompts learners to complete a timeline activity as they read the material, which includes several graphics, maps, and detailed information on communist China from 1920 to the modern day.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
History vs. Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin is on trial in an engaging, animated video where the merits and consequences of the formation of the Soviet Union and Lenin's actions are reviewed. This is a great way to illustrate how to establish and argue unique perspectives of a particular historical event.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning Guide to Thirteen Days
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This website guides a teacher through a description of the film and its historical accuracy, offers discussion questions and possible student responses, and provides a variety of supplemental readings and resources.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable