Russia: History and Its Influence


World Cultures Russia Russia: History and Its Influence
Students learn about three important eras in Russian history: the origins and distant past, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union. Then they identify important events and figures and create a timeline and explanation of these events.

This learning experience is designed for device-enabled classrooms. The teacher guides the lesson, and students use embedded resources, social media skills, and critical thinking skills to actively participate. To get access to a free version of the complete lesson, sign up for an exploros account.

1:1 Devices
Teacher Pack

The Pack contains associated resources for the learning experience, typically in the form of articles and videos. There is a teacher Pack (with only teacher information) and a student Pack (which contains only student information). As a teacher, you can toggle between both to see everything.

Here are the teacher pack items for Russia: History and Its Influence:

Preview - Scene 1
Exploros Learnign Experience Scene Navigation


Engage


Overview

In this experience, students learn about three important eras in Russian history: the origins and distant past, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union. Then they identify important events and figures and create a timeline and explanation of these events.

There is a lot of content covered on the history of Russia in this experience. You may want to teach this experience over several class periods.

For a more in-depth look at pre-imperial Russian history, the following video available in the student pack is an excellent resource: Where did Russia come from? 

For background on communism, refer to the experience Totalitarianism and Its Influence in History.

Objectives:

  • Trace the growth and decline of Imperial Russia.
  • Describe the rise of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Evaluate the contributions of Russian political figures.


The country of Russia has a long and fascinating history. You will explore the history in several parts in this experience.

Objectives:

  • Trace the growth and decline of Imperial Russia.
  • Describe the rise of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Evaluate the contributions of Russian political figures.




The Election of Mikhail Romanov to the Throne


Consider the country of Russia. What do you already know about the country’s history? Use the following table to write your answers. If someone has already recorded a fact that you know, try to think of a different fact to post.



Discuss students’ responses.




Siege of Kazan



Based on what you learned from the timeline, what would you like to know about the history of Russia? Use the following table to write your answer.



When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.

End of Preview
The Complete List of Learning Experiences in Russia Unit.
Would you like to preview the rest of this learning experience, and get access to the entire functioning World Cultures MS course for your classroom? Sign up using your school email address below. Exploros OER is free for educational use.
Back to top