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For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Joseph Stalin. Students may submit their answers to be scored
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Joseph Stalin. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Students use primary resources for research. In this USSR/China relations lesson, students examine recorded conversations between Stalin and Mao.
In this online interactive communism quiz worksheet, students respond to 40 multiple choice questions about Stalin and Communism. Students may check their answers immediately.
Here is a thorough Russian history worksheet. In it, learners read a two-page selection about the Great Terror and Stalin. They respond to four short answer questions based on the selection.
Students examine the Russian Communist Revolution of 1917. They watch and discuss a video, take notes and answer video discussion questions, and read and evaluate newspaper articles about how Lenin and Stalin are viewed today in the former Soviet Union.
Ninth graders identify the differences between websites and database sources. They locate and print images from a database on the assigned topic. They compare the leader they chose to Stalin in a Venn diagram.
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution and the early Stalin years. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
For this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution and Stalin era. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this world history activity, learners examine two photographs of Joseph Stalin. They describe how each picture is used to show support for him.
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.
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.
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.
Introduce your class members to allegory and propaganda with a series of activities designed to accompany a study of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Readers examine the text as an allegory, consider the parallels to collective farms and the communist state, examine the characters' names, and reflect on forms of tyranny. The activities could be assigned to small groups, or used sequentially, as research projects.
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 high schoolers 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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students investigate the rationale for the formation of NATO in the face of a nascent Cold War. They use the Internet to access primary sources from the era and analyze the blockade of Berlin as the impetus for formation of NATO.
High schoolers examine the major allied differences on wartime strategy and goals during World War II. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete a worksheet, analyze a timeline, and write an essay.
Students compare and contrast the society in Orwell's 1984 with modern society. In this 1984 lesson plan, 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.