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Absolutism in Russia
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Students will be able to recall how absolutism was illustrated in Russia, as well as understand the impact. Students will also be able to construct on argument using supportive evidence from the lesson on whether or not the absolute monarchs of Russia deserve the title of “great”.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rachel Swank
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
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The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow. Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. Fighting in Chechnya continues to this day, although on a relatively smaller scale. The WIDE ANGLE video 'Greetings From Grozny' (2002) examines the conflict from the perspectives of Russian soldiers, Chechen separatist militants, radical Chechen Islamists, and civilians living in Grozny.In this lesson, students will explore the multiple perspectives surrounding the conflict, examine the conflict's regional and international implications, and understand the mindsets of Chechens who have managed to maintain their identity and self-esteem in the face of untold human suffering. This lesson can be used during or after a lesson on the breakup of the Soviet Union and the formation of the Russian Federation (1991- present). A basic knowledge of post- Soviet history and basic geographical facts of Eurasia are required for the successful completion of the lesson.

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World History
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
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WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Author:
Melvin Maskin
Date Added:
05/19/2006
Conflict
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This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Conflict, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "Greetings from Grozny" (2002), "Ladies First" (2004), "Suicide Bombers" (2004).

Subject:
World History
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
Provider Set:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Date Added:
05/19/2006
Conversations with History: Islam and State Power in Middle East and Central Asia, with Vitaly Naumkin
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Conversations with History and Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Russian scholar and policy analyst, Vitaly Naumkin, who reflects on Islam, Russian perspectives on the Middle East and Central Asia, and the implications of U.S. policy. (58 min))

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
05/15/2007
Conversations with History: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed in Russia
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes economist Anders Aslund for a discussion of Russia after the fall of communism. He analyzes the reasons for the succcessful implementation of a market economy and the reasons for the failure to achieve a democratic revolution. He compares the leadership of Gorbachev, Yelstin, and Putin. Anders Aslund also discusses the implications of authoritarian rule by Putin for Russia and for relations with the West. (55 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
04/21/2007
The Human Experience: From Human Being to Human Doing
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This multimedia reader examines how people use a humanities lens to make sense of what they experience, as well as share their experiences with the rest of the world. The information is presented using a pedagogical approach called reverse teaching, which introduces artifacts in their historical, social, political, personal, and other contexts. Along with the narrative, questions for creative and critical thinking prompt the reader to practice self-exploration.

Subject:
Philosophy
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Salt Lake Community College
Author:
Anita Y. Tsuchiya
Claire Adams
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Migration and the Ukraine Crisis: A Two-Country Perspective
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Since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the beginning of the war in Donbas, Eastern Europe has been facing a migration crisis. Several million Ukrainians are internally displaced or have fled the country and now face an uncertain future. At the same time, Western-imposed sanctions and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union have affected Russia’s migration policies. These largely ignored processes have a potential to change the social landscape of the region for many years to come. The aim of this collection is to shed light on the forgotten migrant crisis at the European Union’s doorstep and make sense of the various migration processes in and out of Ukraine and Russia. The book is divided into two sections. The first section deals with migration processes that have taken place within Ukraine or have involved Ukrainian citizens’ migration out of the country, excluding Russia. The second section discusses Russia’s response to the rapid inflow of migrants from Ukraine, its changing migration policies and their effect on migrants, as well as other processes related to the phenomenon over the course of the Ukraine crisis.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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E-International Relations
Author:
Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Greta Uehling
Date Added:
03/08/2019
Modern Revolutions
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This course examines some of the most important political revolutions that took place between the 17th century and today, beginning with pre-revolutionary Europe and the Enlightenment and continuing with the English Revolution of the 17th century, the American and the French Revolutions, the Mexican Revolution, the Russian and the Chinese Revolutions, the Iranian Revolution, and finally, the Eastern European revolutions of 1989, which brought about radical changes without recourse to violence. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: provide a concise historical narrative of each of the revolutions presented in the course; identify the origins and causes of each revolution, and compare revolutions with respect to their causes; analyze the goals and ideals of the revolutionaries, and compare how these functioned in various modern revolutions; discuss how revolutions in various parts of the world have affected womenĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s rights; analyze how religious and secular worldviews came into conflict during times of upheaval and revolution; discuss the patterns and dynamics of revolutionary violence, and evaluate how revolutionaries have used non violent tactics against oppressive regimes; evaluate connections between revolutionary ideologies and revolutionary events; analyze how the legacies of each revolution are present in modern politics; describe and evaluate competing theoretical models of revolutionary change; interpret primary historical documents. This free course may be completed online at any time. (History 362)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Natural Resources at the Poles: A Story of Controversy and Debate
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This article provides background information related to natural resources of the poles, and renewable and non-renewable energy.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Robert Payo
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Resources for Understanding and Teaching the War in Ukraine
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The California History and Social Science Project hosted a webinar on March 2nd and shared a list of resources for teaching and understanding the war in Ukraine. 

Subject:
History
World History
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Amit
Date Added:
03/02/2022
Russia and the Western Republics: Today and Yesterday
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This is an enrichment or remediation mini lesson about Russia for my HS Human Geography Virtual Class. Students have the option to complete this lesson for fun or to earn a "retake" on their Russia Unit test. The top 5 scores on the review game at the end get 5 bonus points added to their Unit test grades. 

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Dell Goodrich
Date Added:
12/03/2022
Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series: Capstone Lessons
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This is a series of 5 capstone lessons based on 5 interviews. Topics of the lesson are: Sergei Khrushchev (about the historical legacy of his father, Nikita Khrushchev), Sergei Enikolopov (crime), Viktor Loshak (journalism), Evgenii Aksenov (business), and Aleksandr Asmolov (education).

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Benjamin Rifkin
Darya Vassina
Dianna Murphy
Nina Familiant
Shannon Donnally Quinn
Date Added:
08/27/2021
Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series: Интервью с Марией Тендряковой
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This is a series of 4 lessons based on an interview with social anthropologist Maria Tendriakova. The topics of the lessons are: Women in Russia, Problems of equality, The Russian Orthodox Church, Nationalities in Russia.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Benjamin Rifkin
Darya Vassina
Dianna Murphy
Nina Familiant
Shannon Donnally Quinn
Victoria Thorstensson
Date Added:
08/25/2021
Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series: Кинорежиссер Марина Голдовская: интервью и фильмы
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This is a series of 9 lessons based on films "Solovky Power" and "The Children of Ivan Kuzmich" and interviews by filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya. Topics of the lessons are: The director of the films, About the camp, Heroes, Life in the camp and after, About the film Solovky Power, The country and Stalinism, School 110, Parents and children, Adult life.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Benjamin Rifkin
Dianna Murphy
Shannon Donnally Quinn
Victoria Thorstensson
Date Added:
08/28/2021
The Sources of Russia’s Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order
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The 2014 Russia–Ukraine conflict has transformed relations between Russia and the West into what many are calling a new cold war. The West has slowly come to understand that Russia’s annexations and interventions, interference in elections, cyber warfare, disinformation, assassinations in Europe and support for anti-EU populists emerge from Vladimir Putin’s belief that Russia is at war with the West. This book shows that the crisis has deep roots in Russia’s inability to come to terms with an independent Ukrainian state, Moscow’s view of the Orange and Euromaidan revolutions as Western conspiracies and, finally, its inability to understand that most Russian-speaking Ukrainians do not want to rejoin Russia. In Moscow’s eyes, Ukraine is central to rebuilding a sphere of influence within the former Soviet space and to re-establishing Russia as a great power. The book shows that the wide range of ‘hybrid’ tactics that Russia has deployed show continuity with the actions of the Soviet-era security services.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Paul D'Anieri
Taras Kuzio
Date Added:
03/08/2019
Soviet History Through Posters
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his kit helps decode the messages of political posters created by Soviet regimes from Lenin and Stalin through Brezhnev and Gorbachev. Teachers lead students through the interactive process of applying their historical knowledge to the analysis of these documents using background and additional information and carefully selected probe questions. Students will learn core information and vocabulary about the history of the USSR, political and historical perspectives as communicated through visual media, visual literacy and media literacy skills, especially the ability to identify bias in art and propaganda.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Chris Sperry
Date Added:
05/01/2013
Ukraine in Conflict: An Analytical Chronicle
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Through a series of articles written between 2013 and 2017, this book examines Ukraine during its period of conflict – from the protests and uprising of Euromaidan, to the Russian annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of war in Ukraine’s two eastern provinces Donetsk and Luhansk. It also looks at Ukraine’s response to Russian incursions in the form of Decommunisation – the removal of Lenin statues, Communist symbols, and the imposition of the so-called Memory Laws of the spring of 2015. The book places these events in the context of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, and Ukraine’s geostrategic location between Russia and the European Union. It seeks to provide answers to questions that are too often mired in propaganda and invective and to assess whether the road Ukraine has taken is likely to end in success or failure.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
David R. Marples
Date Added:
03/08/2019
Visualizing Cultures
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Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).

Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on.

Subject:
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Date Added:
02/16/2011
WONDER #2530: What Was the French Revolution?
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In this Wonder of the DayR, learners will be introduced to the French Revolution. They will explore what the French Revolution was,What caused the French Revolution, and What the French Revolution accomplished. 

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Wendee Mullikin
Date Added:
03/02/2020