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Revolution in Russia

For Teachers 10th - 11th
As an overview of the Russian Revolution, this presentation provides a well-thought-out and comprehensive look at this subject. The outlines, questions, and other information provide a high-level look at WWI and the Russian Revolution....
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Native Californians and the Portola Expedition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat was California like before the Spanish came? Class members discover the answer to the question using images of Native Americans and diaries of the early Spanish explorers. Scaffolded activities allow instructors to adapt the...
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On This Day: The Soviet Counteroffensive during the Battle of Stalingrad

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Battle of Stalingrad cost anywhere from one to two million lives over the course of months. Using a propaganda clip from the Office of War Information and video segments from experts on the battle, individuals consider why the deadly...
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Why Should You Read “The Master and Margarita”?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The best Russian novel of the 20th century? The narrator of an interesting short video offers reasons why readers should tackle Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical comedy, The Master and Margarita.
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Geography Now! Belarus

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
They speak Russian, but don't you dare say they are Russian! Belarus is its own nation, complete with a complex lingual, cultural, and political identity. A humorous and irreverent video unravels these threads with a geographical profile...
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The Last Tsar of Russia - Nicholas II

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was he a ruthless leader and failed military commander? Or a political martyr and king? Historians continue to debate the legacy of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, who was the last of the Romanov line to rule Russia. An interesting video...
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Russia's Finest General - Aleksei Brusilov

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Russian General Aleksei Brusilov served both the tsar and revolutionary Russia. His massive offensive racked up deaths and broke through the Austria-Hungarian line. An insightful video explores how Brusilov's military career parallels a...
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Maria Bochkareva and the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A woman in a man's war, Maria Bochkareva led a battalion of females who pledged to fight for Russia unto the death. An informative video highlights the ways her international celebrity inspired other countrymen and women to sacrifice...
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Lenin and Trotsky - Their Rise To Power

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Textbooks often mention the Man of Steel and his nemesis, but seldom do they investigate in-depth the inner workings of Russia before it established a separate peace and ended its involvement in World War I. Exploring the intricacies of...
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Fyodor Dostoyevsky experienced more difficulty and suffering than he did happiness, his point of view reveals aspects of humanity that are essential to the way we relate to each other now. A thorough and rich video explores...
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Comparing Countries’ Constitutions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After...
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Ukrainians Prepare for Conflict as Russian Troops Move Into Crimea

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
In early March, 2014, Ukrainians braced for conflict as Russian troops moved into Crimea. After viewing a video interview with a Wall Street journalist at the location and reading a brief news article about the event, learners discuss...
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Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Nureyev: After Petipa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Incorporating the arts into regular classroom practices isn't an easy task. Learners will research background information regarding Russian culture, history, and conflict then see how those things have applied to the rigors of Russian...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?

For Students 9th - 12th
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis worksheet, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia,...
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Crisis in Berlin: Decisions Game!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War did not begin with a bang, but with a swift tactic that reflected the Soviet Union's growing distrust of its former Allies. High schoolers choose either the USA or the USSR in a role play activity as they analyze why each...
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The Mad Baron - Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Roman von Ungern-Sternberg is perhaps not well known, but his reputation as The Bloody Baron earned him a spot in the series of biographies exploring World War I. While he is perhaps best known for his role as an ardent monarchist during...
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Crime and Punishment: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A study guide for Crime and Punishment discusses common themes in the classic novel and shares information about the stage version of the text. After reviewing the history surrounding the tale, writers examine the choices the director...
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Russian Revolution

For Students 8th - 12th
For this Russian history worksheet, student describe the 13 terms, names, and events associated with the revolution as they complete the provided graphic organizer.
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Communism

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study how Russian government has changed and how the attitudes of people have changed as a result of these political changes, while learning how to write a persuasive paper, type paragraphs, and use WP utilities.
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Putin: 'No way back' from democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Imagine a meeting between President Bush and Putin. Get your class thinking about global awareness, democracy, and totalitarian modes of government. They examine how two leaders approach major governmental issues and run their countries...
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The 1905 Russian Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Early Russian History

For Teachers 10th - 12th
While not heavy in text, the vivid images, maps, and key information in this slide show, are sure to hold an audience. They'll view images of geography, buildings, and people who are apart of early Russian History. Use the presentation...
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A Day Like Any Other

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine and discuss current social and economic conditions in Russia. They read a story, apply the five themes of geography to Russia, analyze maps, complete a Venn diagram, and write journal responses.