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The Russian Revolution
Students explore the Russian Revolution through dramatization. In this Russian Revolution lesson, students participate in drama workshops prior to writing and presenting one-act plays featuring figures of the revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 114 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 47 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Russian Revolution, #1
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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 17 Views 44 Downloads
The Russian Revolution - Part 2/3
Part two of this three-part series on the Russian Revolution begins with the fall of the Russian czars. Take a peek into the rise of socialism and the promise of a new Russia. The Soviets, the idea of democracy, and the conflict that came after the fall of the czars are described as components that led Lenin to be the new leader of Russia.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Russian Revolution, #2
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.
9th - 11th Language Arts 8 Views 37 Downloads
The 1905 Russian Revolution
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 43 Downloads
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 129 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Russian Revolution - Part 3/3
This three-part series concludes with primary source quotes, film from the time, and a real news narration that describes the rise of the Bolsheviks. Learners will be able to understand how difficult it is to maintain a peaceful government when various stressors affect economy, public leaders, and changes to an unstable government.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
History vs. Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin is on trial in an engaging, animated video where the merits and consequences of the formation of the Soviet Union and Lenin's actions are reviewed. This is a great way to illustrate how to establish and argue unique perspectives of a particular historical event.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Russian Revolution Part 1
Ninth graders consider how the outcome of World War I contributed the Russian Revolution. In this Russian Revolution lesson, 9th graders watch the movie "Anastasia," and discuss the conditions that led to revolution in Russia.
9th Social Studies & History 23 Views 85 Downloads
Animal Farm: Symbolism and Theme
If you want some help with teaching themes and symbols in Animal Farm, this may be beneficial. After a class discussion about possible themes, class members write a paragraph explaining which they believe is the most important. Next, small groups research important historical figures or terms associated with the Russian Revolution (list provided).
11th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 45 Downloads
Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of soldiers, the concept of the war as a writers' war, and its major effects on other nations, particularly in the Russian Revolution, emergence of United States as a creditor nation, and the end of the Ottoman Empire.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World War I: The War to End All Wars
What do you know about WWI? The creator of this fantastic presentation sure knows a lot! From the beginning of the war, to the trenches and the home front, World War I is discussed in full. Each slide includes images, blocks of informational text, and embedded hyperlinks.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 74 Views 153 Downloads
Wars and Revolutions
Learners 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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 116 Downloads
Protest Art in Pre-Revolutionary Russia
Students 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 40 Downloads