To study the growth and development of Russia from early times to the Revolution of 1917.
1 class period
At the beginning of class, students read a story on the first two lesson pages about the growth and development of Russia from early times to the Revolution of 1917. Once they are finished reading, papers are collected and each student is given another version of the story with missing key words, names, and terms. Class members must try to fill in the spaces with the missing words, names, and terms that correctly complete the sentences. Correct answers can be chosen from a list that is provided.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also present it as a game by dividing the class into two teams that take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.