Rise and Fall of Romanovs
Preview: Ms. Mac will introduce RUSSIA through its geography, landmarks, and church. (See powerpoint, "Intro to Russia.")
Direct Instruction: With emphasis on note-taking, Ms. Mac will give a background lesson on the three great leaders of Russia: Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Student notes will emphasize major themes with a t-chart on the three leaders.
Student Work: Each student will continue their notes on the reading, "The Rise and Fall of the Romanovs" with an emphasis on further questions.
Review: During Ms. Mac's absence, the class will watch a review of the Romanov dynasty that also blends the history of the Faberge Royal Eggs:
Russian Radicals, War, and Revolution
Preview: Students, in one of eight groups of Faberge Eggs, will answer "What is wrong with this history?" when reviewing the trailer for Disney's "Anastasia." Then the class will review what they learned from the Faberge Royal Eggs documentary from Friday.
Direct Instruction: Using both readings, Rise and Fall of the Romanovs and Russian Radicals, students will start a timeline. The class will then share read and compare the Russia's October Manifesto with France's Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Individual Assignment: Students will finish the readings taking notes as a timeline.
Preview: In groups of five and using their notes from the "Russian Radicals," the group will come up with five similarities or (rhymes) to the French Revolution. Then each group will share out their list.
Direct Instruction: Ms Mac will review the idea of "History versus Memory" and how books made into movies by American cinema influence how we learn and feel about the Russian Revolution. Ms. Mac will teach about Dr. Zhivago (movie and book) and "Ten Days That Shook the World" by John Reed and Reds, book turned into movie. See powerpoint "Russian Revolution: Literature to Movie".
Lenin and the Soviet Cultural Invasion
Preview: Ms. Mac will introduce "Why the 20th century was so violent?" (See Utopia and Terror.)
Direct Instruction: Ms. Mac will review and introduce the 1917 Russian Revolution. During the lecture, students will share read the "October Manifesto."
Small Group Activity: In pairs, student will conjecture on quotes by John Reed from Ten Days That Shook the World. (See PDF.)
Individual Assignment: Students are to complete the reading "Lenin and the Soviet Cultural Invasion." (See PDF.)
The Tyrant is a Movie Buff: Stalinism
Small Group Activity: In groups of five, students will decide which events are the "top ten" from Russia to the Soviet Union in preparation of the illustrated timeline of "Revolutions of the 20th Century."
Direct Instruction: Ms. Mac will review the Russian Revolution to the Soviet Union incorporating the arts (visual art, music, and film.)
Group Share: Groups will share out their "top ten" events.
Individual Assignment: Each student will rewrite their notes on the AVID note taking sheet with the notes taken on each of the five readings and ten descriptive sentences on their "top ten" events that they will use on their timeline. Each student needs to also include an illustration of picture that represents each event.
Preview: Ms. Mac will introduce "Rasputin" by Boney M.