The events that led to the beginning of the Bolshevik seizure of power, while very exciting, can cause much confusion. This resource is designed to assist students to come to terms with the chronology of events and assess the role Lenin, Trotsky and the Bolsheviks played. To this end, students evaluate the leadership shown by Kerensky in the war effort and during the Kornilov Revolt. Students also evaluate the role of Menshevik leader, Martov. Students are then encouraged to explore 'what if' scenarios and examine the role of Bolshevik propaganda in the creation of a violent, Bolshevik-led revolution.