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What were the roles of the Reds and Whites in the Russian Civil War? What were the causes and reactions to the Russian Revolution? These intriguing questions need answers, and your class has just the people to do it! They can answer these questions using complete sentences to build good writing skills while solidifying their knowledge of the Russian Revolution.
Well, well, we have come to the very interesting topic of the Russian Revolution. A highly-engaging slide show tells the tales of Lenin, Nicolas II, Alexandra and Rasputin, and the double revolutions of 1917. World War I and the move to a Soviet Union is fully described as well. Tip: Use when discussing the beginning of WWI and even as a piece in the puzzle of how Hitler came to power prior to WWII.
Young scholars discuss how historians can form a picture of a society based on primary sources such as diaries of people who lived through a period. They are explained that there is no proof that Nicholas II kept a journal at Ekaterinburg, so this assignment contains an element of the hypothetical. Students are explained that historians have used diaries of both the powerful and the common folk in forming a picture of a period.
Students explore how World War I and the Russian Revolution shaped the world. They participate in a series of background knowledge activities and then work in small groups to create a newspaper containing a cover story, debate, weather page, editorial, current events, obituary, political cartoon, and man of the year from the time period during the Revolution.
Learners 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.
Important for understanding the context of Russia's role in the 20th century, this presentation on the Russian Revolution of 1905 is sure to pique your class' interest as they embark on the world events leading up to World War I. Several photographs, political cartoons, and informative charts help to ease understanding of the importance - and effects - of Russia's politics at the turn of the century.
Why did communism develop in an unindustrialized Russia? What human rights were violated under Joseph Stalin? And, how did the Soviet Union become industrialized? These are the writing prompts your class will work to answer with complete sentences and supporting evidence.
Students examine the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I. Using the Russian Revolution, they examine the causes and effects of this revolution and the role of Lenin. They use Stalin's rise to power to connect the relationships between economic and political policies. They discuss how Fascism rose after World War I as well.