This lesson takes a look at the long range causes of the Russian Revolution with a viscious cycle of Russia's reform and reaction driven by its love-hate relationship with the West. It then focuses on more recent factors such as industrialization, the rising popularity of Marxism, and the Russo-Japanese War which triggered the Revolution of 1905. This prompts a series of reforms that, along with World War I, set up the Revolution of 1917.
Featured picture essays on the lavish Yusopov Palace in St. Petersburg, the demonstrations that prompted the "Bloody Sunday" massacre in 1905, and Rasputin.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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