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What do Bolsheviks, Leon Trotsky, Anastasia, Lenin, and Joseph Stalin have in common? The Russian Civil War, of course! Each of these individuals is defined by the part they played in what was to become a major shift in world politics. Slides show images and clear informational text are ideal for accenting a lecture or for independent study.
Model for readers how to ask good questions about text by introducing them to Request Strategy. The focus here is on questions that ask readers to make judgements, formulate predictions, or synthesize significant events. Although the activities are centered around Chaim Potok's story of Asher Lev, a member of the Hasidic Jewish community in New York City, the approach could be used with any text.
Propaganda is an important topic that most high school social studies teachers address. Here, students compare and contrast methods of public persuasion during WWII with those used in the contemporary War on Terror. Research, discussion, and critical thinking questions provide the foundation for learning. It includes a list of key terms and a link to Hitler's Mein Kampf; however, the Powerpoint referenced in the resource is not provided. There are no rubrics or assessments included. While the description indicates that this will take one class period, more time may allow for greater understanding.
Students explore the ways in which the USSR, the United States, and Britain differed on the future of Germany. They understand why and how the United States attempted to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues. Students utilize excelent websites and documents imbedded in this plan.
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. For this World War II lesson, 5th graders develop questions and research answers from information found in primary documents. Students view a video clip and complete a worksheet related to World War II events.
While the objective is to provide an overview of the Cold War in preparation for further study, this resource addresses the topic at a rather advanced level, and might need its own introductory lesson. The handouts include terms such as neo-revisionist, hegemony, and universalism which most high school young scholars will not know. To make this useful will require significant scaffolding. On the other hand, the resource includes recommended videos and readings, as well as useful teaching points.
Students compare and contrast the society in Orwell's 1984 with modern society. In this 1984 lesson, students research the historical climate in which Orwell wrote the novel. Students create a comparison chart of privacy issues in the novel versus today's society. Students research internet privacy issues, video surveillance, drug testing, police surveillance, and racial profiling and discuss their findings.
From the fall of the Czars, to Stalin as Dictator, this presentation outlines major shifts in political power during the Russian Revolution. Easy to follow and great for taking notes, your class will be able to obtain the information they need to better understand key factors that shaped the Russian political system.