About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Russia after World War I. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Russian Revolution. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about pre-revolutionary economic, political and social conditions; the rise of the Bolsheviks; and the establishment of the Soviet Union.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Russia after World War I unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Russia after World War I Unit Objectives:
- Discuss the chaotic state of Russia during the revolution.
- Describe the organizational structure of the Provisional Government.
- Explain how the Bolsheviks came to power during the revolution.
- Discuss how Vladimir Lenin established the Soviet Union, including its underlying Marxist principles.
- Explain how Joseph Stalin came to power and the key plans and policies found in his totalitarian regime.
1. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects
The Russian Revolution was a series of rebellions that ended the imperial government in Russia. Learn about the Revolution of 1905, the February Revolution, and the October Revolution, and then explore the aftermath and implications of each.
2. Provisional Government in Russia: Overview, Politics & Post-Revolution Chaos
The provisional government in Russia was created due to the dissatisfaction of the people with the Czar and his rulership. Study the first Russian Revolution, an overview of Russian politics, Bloody Sunday, and post-revolution chaos.
3. The Bolsheviks Triumph: Battles, Events & the Shift of Power
The Bolsheviks triumph was the military victory of the Bolshevik Red Army over the White Army during the Russian Civil War, which secured communist rule in Russia. Learn about the battles, key events, and shift of power during the Russian Civil War.
4. The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin was a communist revolutionary who helped orchestrate the Russian Revolution and emerged as the first Premier of the Soviet Union. Learn more about the rise of communism in Russia and how Lenin's political thinking was influenced by the German philosopher Karl Marx.
5. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies
As one of the most vicious eras in the Soviet Union, the rule of Joseph Stalin negatively impacted his people and radically changed the country's economy. Discover more about Stalin's rule, including his rise, five-year plans, purges and policies, and his death.
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