This introductory PowerPoint is full of pictures, color, and creativity that appeals to students. It's a great introduction to major concepts in the Russian Revolution, including four major causes, the end of the Romanov dynasty, February and October Revolutions, role of Lenin, and more. It concludes with a closure activity where students identify the top five ideas they learned that day in a fun way.
This could easily be simplified or added to in order to match the level of your students.
There is a Guided Notes handout that helps students describe the major concepts in a graphic organizer style that can be found here:
Introduction to the Russian Revolution Guided Notes