This activity involves the class performing skits that describe Joseph Stalin's rise to power. There are six groups and they go in chronological order to show how Stalin systematically eliminated his political rivals. If you do not have a great background with this, some outside research may need to be done. Included are outlines for each group, questions each group should be able to answer in their skits, highlighted vocabulary words that should be used, and a PowerPoint with the same questions for other groups. I use the questions as a source for notes over this topic.