This lesson starts with a picture essay on the famine afflicting Russia after its Civil War. It then discusses Lenin's rule and death, Stalin's rise to power, and the far-reaching reforms of his dictatorship: industrialization, collectivization of the farms, his purges, and gulags.
Featured picture essays focus on propaganda posters, Stalin's personality cult, the Mocow Metro, the Terror Famine inflicted by Stalin on the Ukraine in the 1930s, and his campaign to rewrite history.
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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