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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 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 alcoholism in Russia. Students complete 10 activities total.
Tenth graders examine the problems that the 2010 heat wave caused in Russia. In this Russian Weather ESL lesson plan, 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 learning exercise, learners respond to 14 identification questions regarding countries that border Russia. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Provide a historical context for the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine that began in late 2013. Learners review their prior knowledge and chronicle new understandings with a KWL chart, watch a video explaining the Ukrainian cultural divide, study the geography of the region, and read an article on the core factors responsible for the Ukrainian revolution. This is a great opportunity to illustrate the relevance of historical events in modern-day happenings!
For this TV News about 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 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.
Learners 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 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, learners 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.
Students explore Europe and Russia. For 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.
Students 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.
Fifth graders examine the role of geography in both the political expansion of Russia and the isolation of Japan. They evaluate the costs and benefits of Russia's expansion. They complete a worksheet exploring Japanese feudalism and imposed isolation.
In this Russian history learning exercise, students identify the best word to complete the nineteen sentences detailing Russian history and culture. This is a reteaching activity following a unit on Russia and Western Republics.
Using dramatic reenactment, archaeological evidence, and primary source documents as a foundation for historic story telling, this clip describes a battle between Russia and Napoleon the Conqueror. Use this six-minute video to show how various manners of study have been used to piece together Napoleonic invasion.
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.
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson plan, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.