This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the History of Russia - Key Figures - Peter the Great. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Before Peter the Great, Russia was a strictly agricultural society. It was cut off from year round shipping and sea lanes because it did not have a warm water port. The only real seaport being Archangel in the north in the White Sea, which was frozen over more than half the year.
The Russian Orthodox Church was different from the religions of the rest of Europe. It was based on the Greek Orthodox model, but it was completely separate in its hierarchy and even some of its doctrine.
There was devout fear of change among the people and anti-intellectualism was rampant among all classes of society.
Peter the Great was going to change all that! The “Great Man Theory” of history stipulates that it is great individuals who drive history. This idea finds much support in the life of Peter the Great.
Peter the Great is one of the prime examples of what the force of a single individual can achieve. He basically dragged, kicking and screaming, an entire society toward modernization of its military, government, behavior, and even its appearance.
He introduced a European culture that was foreign to the Russians and made demands upon both the people and nobility that at least attempted to make them more effective and more efficient.
The presentation covers the following:
Russia Before Peter the Great
Tsar Peter of Russia
Rebellion & Executions
Peter’s Return: The Boyars
Peter’s Return: The Streltsy
Peter’s Return: The Church
Death & Legacy
Great Man Theory
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the History of Russia.