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The arrogance of Napoleon is finally curtailed his final and most ambitious mission. Detailing one of the "top five famous military campaigns in all history," this video describes Napoleon's unsuccessful campaign to invade Russia - and his eventual loss of power. It includes the famous chart by Charles Joseph Minard, which shows the diminishing size of Napoleon's army throughout his Russian campaign, along with many maps to illustrate the strategies of the ill-fated mission.
In this alcoholism in Russia worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about alcoholism in Russia. Students complete 10 activities total.
The history and culture of Russia is one of the most complex in Europe, and can provide interesting learning opportunities.
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.
In this online interactive geography quiz activity, students respond to 14 identification questions regarding countries that border Russia. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Students study the social class conflicts that existed during the Russian Revolution by reading the short stories of Anton Chekov and Leo Tolstoy. They analyze the stories to find criticisms of pre-Revolutionary Russia before designing their own pieces of art or literature that convey political messages.
Students study Russia's conversion from a communist nation to a capitalist nation.
In this TV News about Russia activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about TV News about Russia. Students complete 10 activities total.
Students examine artifacts to become familiar with Russian culture. In this Russian culture lesson plan, students watch a PowerPoint presentation and a video that shows different aspects of Russia. They act as investigators to locate information and report on one aspect of the culture. They find 7-10 images of Russian artifacts and write detailed comments.
Students recognize that the Russian government has ordered the British Council to close their operations in Russia, probably due to worsening relations between the two countries. They act as negotiators for either the British Council or the Russian government.
In this Russia learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer four comprehension questions.
For this geography of Russia worksheet, students read a 4 page article about the geography of Russia and complete short answer questions and assignments based on the article. Students complete 6 assignments.
In this Russian geography worksheet, students read about the physical features and resources of Russia and the Republics. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
In this Russian geography worksheet, students read about the pursuit of economic reform in Russia. Students take notes and answer 2 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Students watch a PowerPoint presentation on the Gulag system in Russia. In groups, they use the internet to create maps on climate and population pyramids for the country of Russia. They must use this information and develop a plan to solve the problems of the past.
Learners study Russia and Eastern Europe. They select from a menu of option activities to demonstrate their knowledge of both countries including preparing meals, reading Russian works of literature, analyzing political cartoons and researching online. They choose to create flashcards, view videos, or make posters.
In this Russia instructional activity, students complete a chart while reading several passages, then answer three comprehension questions.
In this climate instructional activity, students complete a chart while reading several passages, then they answer two comprehension questions about Russia and the Republics.
Students explore Europe and Russia. In this primary source analysis lesson, students locate documents and images about the continent and the country from a mystery box created by their instructor using sources from the Library of Congress. Students use the information to preview the geographic and cultural features of the regions.
Learners investigate the issue of racism and demonstrations in Russia. They define key vocabulary words, explore websites, complete worksheets, answer discussion questions, and write a report from the point of view of an eyewitness of the incident.