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- Arkadelphia, AR
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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.
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. Russian folktales, and geography are also incorporated into this very fine series of lessons.
A lot happened after communism fell in the Soviet Union. Your pupils answer three prompts about this time period that require them to compose a short-essay responses for each. They describe Russia's move toward communism, the impact of the fall of the Soviet Union on Cuba, and the flaws in command economy.
Students examine artifacts to become familiar with Russian culture. In 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. They find 7-10 images of Russian artifacts and write detailed comments.