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Russian and Soviet History

Russia before the First World War

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1917: the fall of the Tsar

The Bolshevik Revolution

The role of Lenin

The role of Trotsky

Bolshevik rule 1918 - 1924

The Russian Civil War

The New Economic Policy

Lenin's legacy

The development of communist rule

The impact of Communism on the people

The failure of reform and the decline of the Communist state

The nature of Stalin's dictatorship

Changes in industry and agriculture under Stalin

The changing role of women in the USSR

De-Stalinisation

Khruschev's reforms

The Decline of the Soviet Union

The fall of the Communist state

The role of Gorbachev

 

Russian and Soviet History

Activity list

Period / Theme Activity Name Type Link Alternative link / credit
         
Overview Russian Geography Post it Russian Geography
Overview Russian Geography Interactive Diagram Russian Geography Made with Content Generator Suite 2 products. Click here to go to the website.
Pre - Revolution Opposition to the Tsar before 1914 Practice paper - exam practice with tips Opposition to the Tsar prior to 1914 Made with Content Generator Suite 2 products. Click here to go to the website.
Pre - Revolution Pre-Revolutionary Russia Living Graph Pre-Revolutionary Russia  
Pre - Revolution Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution Quiz Russia 1905 - 1914  
Pre - Revolution Russian Society Image labelling Russian Society Pre-Revolution  
Pre - Revolution Rasputin Image analysis Rasputin  
Pre - Revolution Rasputin at the doctors Image labelling Rasputin at the Doctors  
Lenin Lenin Match up Lenin  
Lenin Lenin Match up Lenin 2  
Russian Revolution Lenin Image annotation Lenin  
         
Russian Revolution Support for the Bolsheviks in 1917 Image annotation Bolshevik appeal  
Russian Revolution Bolshevik Revolution Timeline exercise 1914-1920. The Bolshevik Revolution  
Russian Revolution Reenacting the storming of the Winter Palace Image annotation Storming the Winter Palace  
Russian Revolution Fate of the Romanov's Image labelling Fate of the Romanov's  
Russian Revolution The Red Army Image annotation Red Army image annotation  
         
Soviet Union under Stalin USSR 1924 - 1945 Timeline exercise 1924-1945. Russia after Lenin  
Soviet Union under Stalin Changes to Agriculture and Industry Lights out - source analysis Changes to Agriculture and Industry under Stalin  
Soviet Union under Stalin Life expectancy in Soviet Russia Analysis of data in graphical form Life expectancy in Soviet Russia  
Soviet Union under Stalin Gulag Predictive task using 'Lights Out' from classtools.net. Turn the 'lights out' before pupils see the image. Move around the Moscow area with the light on a small setting. Ask pupils to say what they think the red dots represent. Gradually increase the size of the Light and the area you cover. This should bring home the extent of the Gulag network once they realise (or are told) what the red dots represent. The Gulag network in the USSR  
Soviet Union under Stalin Stalin and leading Bolsheviks in 1929 Using Post it to pose a question Stalin and leading Bolsheviks in 1929  
Soviet Union under Stalin Falsification of images 1 Use the original image alongside the falsified image (on screen) to identify the changes made to images, and to prompt discussion about the purpose of the amendments. Falsification of Images 1  
Soviet Union under Stalin Falsification of images 2 The original images, and a brief overview of the falsifications, can be found on this webpage - University of Minnesota Falsification of Images 2  
Soviet Union under Stalin Falsification of Images 3 Third image in this series. Falsification of Images 3  
Soviet Union under Stalin Industry 1 Using Post it's as a prompt. Industry 1  
Soviet Union under Stalin Industry 2 Links to the previous image to build understanding and prompt further ideas. Industry 2  
         
Great Patriotic War The extent of German Advances Lights Out The extent of German advances in the Great Patriotic War  
Great Patriotic War Victory in Europe Image labelling Great patriotic War  
         
Cold War Cold War Cartoon analysis Cold War Cartoon
Cold War Cold War 2 Using an image as a prompt The Cold War  
Cold War Berlin Wall using an image as a prompt Berlin Wall  
Cold War Soviet View of the USA Using an image as a prompt Soviet view of the USA  
         
Bolshevik and Soviet Propaganda Poster Analysis 1 "A general military training is a safeguard for freedom" 1919 Poster Analysis 1  
Bolshevik and Soviet Propaganda Poster Analysis 2 "Long live the Red Army." 1920 Poster Analysis 2  
Bolshevik and Soviet Propaganda Poster analysis 3 "What the October Revolution has given to working and peasant women" Poster Analysis 3  
Bolshevik and Soviet Propaganda Poster analysis 4 Towards the collective farm Poster Analysis 4  
Bolshevik and Soviet Propaganda Poster Analysis 5 "Let's consolidate the victory of socialism in the USSR! Let's technically reconstruct the country's economy!" Poster Analysis 5  

Links to external sites hosting activities

The Russian Revolution Hoop Shoot Russian Revolution Hoop Shoot  
Russia 1905 - 1941 Penalty Shootout Russia 1905-1941  
The early Cold War Penalty Shootout Early Cold War  
History of the USSR Walk the Plank History of the USSR  
Russia after the Great Patriotic War Walk the Plank History after 1945  
Nicholas II Fling the Teacher The reign of Nicholas II  
Alexander II Fling the Teacher The reign of Alexander II  
Alexander III Fling the teacher The reign of Alexander III  
       

 

 

 

   

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