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The Russian Revolution

Key Stage 3 lesson for a scheme of work on The Rise of The Dictators. In this lesson we look at the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its causes. We begin by looking at Tsar Nicholas II, we then watch a video clip on the reasons for the Revolution. We use info cards and visual hexagons to examine the causes in more detail. We then look at the rise of the Bolsheviks and the pupils create a scroll through history to explain the events of the rise of Bolshevism. We look at a source featuring Lenin and finish on a “to what extent” question. I hope this proves useful and saves you some time.
Animal Farm: Context - The Russian RevolutionQuick View

Animal Farm: Context - The Russian Revolution

These resources enable students to understand the context of the Russian Revolution, the predominant subject of Orwell’s allegory within Animal Farm. More precisely, students learn about the key historical events and figures throughout this point in time in Russian history, and begin to comprehend Orwell’s intentions in writing the novella. These resources give students a strong foundation of knowledge which they can then utilise to begin confidently relating the text to its context. There are easily enough resources for at least two lessons within this resource pack. Students learn through the following tasks: - Gauging and collaborating previous knowledge through a discussion-based starter task; - Watching, listening, and demonstrating their understanding of an engaging and informative context video and related activity sheet; - Developing their understanding through in-depth investigative research into the main leaders of the Russian Revolution; - Writing a letter from the viewpoint of a member of the Russian working class, who has lived through the various regimes and revolutions. - Peer assessing their partners’ learning attempts. The following resources are provided: - Engaging and colourful step-by-step PowerPoint (includes links for video) - Teacher lesson guidance/plan; - Context worksheet; - Five investigative research templates: Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Marx, and The Secret Police. All images and videos are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint. Note - internet connection is needed for the video activity.
Russian Revolution Workbook (IGCSE)Quick View

Russian Revolution Workbook (IGCSE)

Made during the 2020 lockdown for remote learning it is a pretty comprehensive resource (if I may say so) that covers the whole topic and includes: 18 tailor made teacher videos 18 factsheets on the 18 key topics 18 literacy/essay writing challenges* (1 per key topic) 5 Google Quizzes (and printable versions) 1 Stretch and Challenge Project A website here: that houses all the resources and links. It took a very long time to produce and I am very happy to now be able to share it I would suggest setting it as an ongoing revision or homework task, the teacher videos mean that it can be used for self study also. The target audience was mostly for international school settings so I have tried to use accessible language where possible and each topic comes with a set of keywords to develop vocab skills. If you spot any mistakes please contact me via the website above and if you think it has come in useful I would love to see your reviews on the TES (makes me feel a bit better!) Hope it helps! As a man with a great beard once (sort of) said: Teachers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains. *The essay writing questions are loosely based on Edexcel IGCSE style questions but the approach taken is quite generic so will suit all exam boards/national systems. Russia and its discontents The 1905 Revolution The Russian Dumas Russia and the First World War Rasputin The February Revolution 1917 The Provisional Government The Bolsheviks The Bolsheviks Come to Power The Bolsheviks & The Constituent Assembly The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk The Russian Civil War 1918 - 1921 Why did the Reds win the Civil War? War Communism Impact of War Communism Kronstadt Naval Mutiny 1921 New Economic Policy (NEP) Lenin’s Legacy
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Russian Revolution reactions

This is a KS3 resource which could also be used as an introduction at KS4/5. Students are invited to read through a series of events. they are to explain the feelings of the Russian population at each point. The story starts in 1905 and ends in 1945. There is a differentiated version which students can use to make a storyboard. Students can use the final box, empty, to explain the feelings of Russian people at the end of the sequence of events. Order - A, E, B, G, C, F, D.
Russian Revolution KS3 - complete unit of workQuick View

Russian Revolution KS3 - complete unit of work

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A complete 8-10 lesson scheme on the Russian Revolution aimed at KS3 to prepare them for their Cold War studies at GCSE. Introduces some of the new style exam questions with a strong focus on source evaluation. The course starts by comparing democracies and dictatorships before moving on to focus on the February and October Revolutions , Stalin's rise to power and how he maintained control. Includes writing frames, model answers and all necessary activities, as well as a scheme of learning and an end of unit assessment based upon GCSE style questions. Designed to be used alongside this BBCBitesize Flash activity
The Russian RevolutionQuick View

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution Compiled. A Guide for students to understand the russian revolution clearly. I hope students and teachers both, like it. : )
1905 Russian Revolution and October ManifestoQuick View

1905 Russian Revolution and October Manifesto

Various handouts and activity sheets on the 1905 Revolution in Russia. Also included are materials on the October Manifesto and various opposition groups. These materials are useful for A Level students studying the Russian Revolution and/or Tsarist Russia. This is relevant for all exam boards. Please rate and comment, as all feedback is appreciated.
Babushka: A Russian Christmas Sensory StoryQuick View

Babushka: A Russian Christmas Sensory Story

A simple, photo based retelling of this traditional Russian story designed for sensory students with PMLD or SLD across all age ranges. Music tracks from YouTube are included at the end of this PowerPoint. The story includes ideas for different sensory props to include and involve your students.
Russian Revolution - an introductionQuick View

Russian Revolution - an introduction

An introductory lesson as an overview on the causes of the Russian Revolution. Planned for a KS3 scheme of work, but could also be used at GCSE, the lesson includes differentiated worksheets to help students to build key skills for essay writing. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to make a prediction about the causes of the Russian Revolution.
October Manifesto - Consequence of the 1905 Russian RevolutionQuick View

October Manifesto - Consequence of the 1905 Russian Revolution

Full power point lesson looking at the October Manifesto - Consequence of the 1905 Russian Revolution. Wittes options to the Tsar - info and source task Grand Duke Nikolai - Souce task (Figes) Witte and the October Manifesto The terms of the October Manifesto Effect of the October Manifesto - Source activity Responses to the October Manifesto – The Liberals Responses to the October Manifesto – The Peasants Responses to the October Manifesto – The Army and Navy Responses to the October Manifesto – The urban worker How far did the October and November Manifestos mark a change in Tsarist views Responses to the October Manifesto – The Black Hundreds Reasons why Tsar survived the 1905 Revolution
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Introduction to Russian Language and Russia

A PowerPoint and PowerPoint Quiz to introduce Russian and some cultural information about Russia. Would be suitable as an introduction to learning Russian language or could be used for language club, cultural enrichment, European Day of Languages, etc. No need to be a Russian specialist to use as all pronunciation is on the slides. Teacher notes also provided under slides. Also contains information for students to learn about Russia. Would likely take up to two lessons/sessions.
1905 Russian Revolution causesQuick View

1905 Russian Revolution causes

Aimed at the AS Level AQA syllabus. Could be used for upper ability GCSE. Card sort, source analysis, decision making activity. Separate summary sheet match- up activity.
Russian Revolution SOWQuick View

Russian Revolution SOW

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Fully resourced SOW taught to Y9. SOW contains 7 lessons. I have not included the assessment preparation or assessment lesson as they are tailored to my school.
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GCSE Russian. Culture. Easter.

Пасха – Easter GCSE Russian. Theme: Identity and culture. Topic: Cultural life. Sub-topic: Celebrations and festivals. This resource activity will equip students with specific vocabulary and knowledge regarding a Christian Russian holiday Easter. The students will understand the meaning of the holiday and will be able to explain, describe and discuss the tradition. The resource consists of 12 pages. They are a reading text, vocabulary in Russian - English, after reading tasks (×6) which could be printed out for completion in class or at home, and answers. The resource can be easily amended by a teacher for their needs. The resource can be helpful in preparation for the exam and can be used in the classroom or independently. Recommended for Higher Tier or A Level.
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Russian Revolution 1904-1924

A booklet of easy to read, summarised text for students to supplement the Edexcel iGCSE (9-1) course on the Russian Revolution 1904-21. Can be used in class or as a revision guide and acts as a helpful coursebook for teachers to follow. Contains the following chapters: 1.1 Tsarist rule in 1905 1.2 Causes and consequences of the 1905 Revolution 1.3 Nicholas and the Dumas 2.1 Efffects of WWI on Russia 2.2The influence of Rasputin 2.3 The Feb Revolution 1917 3.1 Weaknesses and mistakes of the Provisional Government 3.2 The activities of Lenin and the Bolsheviks 3.3 The Bolshevik Terror 4.1 The Bolshevik consolidation of power 4.2 The Civil War 5.1 War Communism 5.2 The Krondstadt Naval Mutiny 5.3 The New Economic Policy 5.4 Achievements of Lenin
Speak, Write and Play In Russian - How To Learn Russian The Fun WayQuick View

Speak, Write and Play In Russian - How To Learn Russian The Fun Way

* Please note - these resources provide visual prompts, not specific language instruction. The worksheets themselves are written in English. If you are learning Russian, the idea is to look at the images and talk about them in Russian. Russian Bingo pack: This is a simple starter game for students. There are 114 different pictures to choose from. Select a single picture and project the image on the wall or share it with the class as a handout. Let's Talk in Russian!: This set of cards looks at 57 different settings. The teacher describes something in the top card. The students then use this to model a sentence using the bottom set of pictures. There are lots of things to see and describe in every picture. When the students have completed this task, they can repeat it by working in pairs to discuss each picture. Let's Write in Russian pack: There are lots of ways of using this teaching pack. It could be used as writing assessment for students learning Russian. If you like this resource, please leave a comment and a review. For more of my teaching resources, please visit my Educational Resources Blog (
Russian RevolutionQuick View

Russian Revolution

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Various resources on the 1905, February and October Revolutions. Included are detailed worksheets explaining the various events that took place along with useful revision aids. These resources would be invaluable for anyone studying the Russian Revolutions across any exam board.
Russian RevolutionQuick View

Russian Revolution

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A resource pack to support the teaching of the Russian Revolution. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, although could also be suitable for KS4 if this I a new topic for students, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.