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Unit 9: Revolution, Nationalism & Totalitarianism

Lesson 1: The Russian Revolution, Part 2 – Structured Academic Controversy (SAC)

Lesson 2: The Russian Revolution and Totalitarianism


Monday, 12 October 2009 17:55

Lesson 1: The Russian Revolution

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Part 2 – Structured Academic Controversy

(source: http://www.downtowncollegeprep.org/lesson_pdfs/5596_Lesson%20Plan%207%20-%20The%20Russian%20Revolution,%20Part%202.pdf)

Objectives:

  1. Students will analyze the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I.
  2. Students will understand the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution, including Lenin's use of totalitarian means to seize and maintain control (e.g., the Gulag).

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(Lesson source: California History-Social Science Course Models, http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/hsscm/index.cfm?Page_Key=1560)

Objectives:

  1. Students analyze the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I, in terms of the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution, including Lenin’s use of totalitarian means to seize and maintain control.
  2. Students will research and present on Stalin’s rise to power in the Soviet Union and the connection between economic policies, political policies, the absence of a free press, and systematic violations of human rights (e.g., the Terror Famine in Ukraine)
  3. Students will respond to what they have learned through the presentations and readings by writing an essay that requires them to take a position and defend it.

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