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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 3 Views 22 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
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 activity, 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 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 8 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Breaking News English: TV News about Russia
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.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
Learning about Russia
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 17 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
Landforms and Resources of Russia and the Republics
In this Russian geography activity, middle schoolers 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 29 Views 110 Downloads
What's Russia To Do?
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Russia and Eastern Europe
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 68 Downloads
Box in a Closet: Introduction to Europe and Russia
Students explore Europe and Russia. In this primary source analysis instructional activity, 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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Racism in Russia
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Early Growth and Expansion: Russia and Japan
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Russia and the Western Republics
In this Russian history activity, 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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 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 1 Download
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 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia: How Are They Doing?
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 Downloads