Pupils examine life and character of Peter the Great and explore his influence on the culture of Russia and the building of St. Petersburg.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?
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,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparing Countries’ Constitutions
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
French Invasion of Russia
The arrogance of Napoleon is finally curtailed his final and most ambitious mission. Detailing one of the "top five famous military campaigns in all history," this video describes Napoleon's unsuccessful campaign to invade Russia - and...
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine
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...
3 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Ukrainians Prepare for Conflict as Russian Troops Move Into Crimea
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...
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Napoleon and Russia
Using dramatic reenactment, archaeological evidence, and primary source documents as a foundation for historic story telling, this clip describes a battle between Russia and Napoleon the Conqueror. Use this six-minute video to show how...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History