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Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine
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.
3 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ukrainians Prepare for Conflict as Russian Troops Move Into Crimea
In early March, 2014, Ukrainians braced for conflict as Russian troops moved into Crimea. After viewing a video interview with a Wall Street journalist at the location and reading a brief news article about the event, learners discuss the Russian occupation of Crimea and the responses of both residents and the city of Kiev.
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Comparing Countries’ Constitutions
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After reading each preamble, they answer five questions listed along the top of the page.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
French Invasion of Russia
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.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis activity, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia, Venezuela, and Pakistan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 56 Downloads
What's Russia To Do?
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Napoleon and Russia
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.
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Russia and the Czars
Here is a series of lessons designed for fifth graders which explores the early growth and expansion of Russia. Learners research four czars: Ivan III and IV, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. The research focuses on Russian culture, economy, and government before, during, and after each czar's reign.
5th Social Studies & History 28 Views 94 Downloads
Learners examine the Cold War roots of the recent debate over the construction of United States and Russian missile defense shields. They begin by reading and discussing the article, Putin Says Russia Would Counter U.S. Shield.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 42 Downloads
Landforms and Resources of Russia and the Republics
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 31 Views 112 Downloads
Learning about Russia
Students examine artifacts to become familiar with Russian culture. For this Russian culture lesson, 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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 18 Views 57 Downloads
Russia orders British Council closures
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Breaking News English: Alcoholism in Russia
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Peter the Great
Students recognize that Peter the Great modernized Russia. They write letters and complete journal entries in first person as if they were Peter the Great. In addition, they decorate their journal entries with scenes from his travels.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 36 Downloads
"History of My Family"
Students explore world geography by participating in a family history project. In this U.S.S.R. lesson, students read assigned text regarding the Stalinist era of Russia and the intolerance that thrived there. Students answer a list of family history questions and study questions based on the current state of Russia.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 20 Downloads