To become familiar with the causes, major events, and results of the Russian Revolution.
1 class period
After reading a short introductory paragraph with the class, students begin this activity for individuals by studying an outline of the causes, major events, and results of the Russian Revolution. This is followed by 20 multiple-choice questions.
(1) _____ Most Russians of the late 1800s and early 1900s were: (a) serfs (b) aristocrats (c) migratory farmers
(2) _____ “Romanov” was the name of: (a) a revolutionary leader (b) a political party (c) the Russian royal family
Class members continue the lesson reading through a series of statements describing the political, economic, and social aspects of Soviet life under the communist system of government. They then use their critical thinking skills to give brief written answers to two Thought Questions regarding advantages and disadvantages of communism.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.