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Ch 2: Russian Revolution & Communist Era Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

You can prepare for teaching your students about the Russian Revolution and the Communist era by reviewing the lesson plans included in this chapter. Each lesson plan will cover a different key topic for your students.

Russian Revolution & Communist Era Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes helpful lesson plans that will go over the major topics related to the Russian Revolution and the subsequent Communist era. If you are a teacher preparing to teach this subject to your students, you will find these lesson plans to be an invaluable educational resource. Included in this chapter are lesson plans on:

  • The timeline, causes and effects of the Russian Revolution
  • The Communist Manifesto
  • Joseph Stalin
  • The Berlin Wall

The chapter also includes lessons that correspond to the topics covered in the lesson plans, offering an additional education resource that you can put to use in your classroom.

How It Helps

  • Explains events: Ensures that your students understand the major events of the Russian Revolution in a comprehensive timeline
  • Cause and effect: Explains the causes and effects of the major events in this period
  • Summarizes ideas: Provides summaries and analysis of major ideas and concepts that influenced the Russian Revolution

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Russian Revolution lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Russian Revolution and communism topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Russian Revolution and communism lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important historical concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Russian Revolution and communism-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

20 Lessons in Chapter 2: Russian Revolution & Communist Era Lesson Plans
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1905 Russian Revolution Lesson Plan

1. 1905 Russian Revolution Lesson Plan

What caused the 1905 Russian Revolution? This lesson plan explains key facts with the help of a text lesson. An activity asks students to analyze historical documents related to the revolution.

1905 Russian Revolution: Causes & Consequences

2. 1905 Russian Revolution: Causes & Consequences

In 1905, the Russian people had a short-lived revolution against Tsar Nicholas II due to his unpopular decisions. Learn about the causes of this revolution, and how it led to more anti-government feelings throughout Russia, in this lesson.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

3. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

The Communist Manifesto Lesson Plan

4. The Communist Manifesto Lesson Plan

Using this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you'll have all you need to teach your students about the Communist Manifesto. Instruct your students on the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and have students engage in an activity to solidify learning.

The Communist Manifesto: Summary & Analysis

5. The Communist Manifesto: Summary & Analysis

Find out what the 'Communist Manifesto' is. Learn the main ideas of each chapter of the Manifesto, and the points of communism's political platform. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Stalin Lesson Plan

6. Stalin Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you'll have everything you need to help your students better understand the life and times of Joseph Stalin, and the impact he made on 20th century history.

Joseph Stalin: Biography, Facts & Timeline

7. Joseph Stalin: Biography, Facts & Timeline

Joseph Stalin is a man who defines the phrase cult of personality. He killed millions of his own people, enslaved millions more in a prison system set up in the middle of nowhere while ruling with an iron fist.

Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline

8. Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the history of the Berlin Wall, from its beginnings as a makeshift barrier between East and West Berlin, to its final demise as communism fell across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s.

Fidel Castro Lesson Plan

9. Fidel Castro Lesson Plan

Who was Fidel Castro and what was his lasting legacy? This lesson plan outlines key facts about Fidel Castro's life and work through a detailed text lesson. An activity connects students with diverse perspectives on his life.

Fidel Castro: Biography, Facts & Timeline

10. Fidel Castro: Biography, Facts & Timeline

Explore the life and work of revolutionary Cuban Fidel Castro and test your understanding of revolutionary movements, the Cold War, and Cuban history.

Lenin Lesson Plan

11. Lenin Lesson Plan

If you are teaching a lesson on communism, use this lesson plan to explore Vladimir Lenin's leadership and contribution to communism. Students will participate in a reading assignment, watch a video, complete discussion questions and take two quizzes.

The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin

12. The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin

In this lesson, we will examine the role Vladimir Lenin played as a leading architect of the communist system. We will explore his involvement in the Russian Revolution and the establishment of Soviet Russia.

Vladimir Lenin: Biography, Facts & Quotes

13. Vladimir Lenin: Biography, Facts & Quotes

Vladimir Lenin was a Russian radical who led the Russian Revolution that overthrew the post-czar, provisional government. Read on to learn more about the architect and first leader of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, and then test your own knowledge of Vladimir Lenin with a brief quiz.

Czars Of Russia Lesson Plan

14. Czars Of Russia Lesson Plan

Through a lesson, group discussion, and living history activity, your students are going to learn about the czars of Russia, including the roles and controversies surrounding this position.

Russian Czars: History & Timeline

15. Russian Czars: History & Timeline

The czars ruled Russia for nearly 400 years. This lesson explores Russian czars, charting Russia's rise from a collection of principalities to an imperial power that only revolution could bring down.

The Russian Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School

16. The Russian Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson, your students are going to learn about the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution. They will interact with this information by composing a set of poems that explores themes of the time period.

Stalin & Propaganda Lesson Plan

17. Stalin & Propaganda Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you teach your students about some of the techniques that were employed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime to sway the people. Students will further look for connections between Soviet propaganda and political advertisements today.

Joseph Stalin & Soviet Propaganda: Techniques & Examples

18. Joseph Stalin & Soviet Propaganda: Techniques & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about different techniques in Soviet propaganda under Stalin and look at some examples of such propaganda in posters, novels, and film.

Berlin Wall Lesson Plan

19. Berlin Wall Lesson Plan

Want to break down barriers with your instruction on the Berlin Wall? Study.com makes it easy to do with an exciting video lesson and hands-on in class activity.

Russian Revolution Lesson Plan

20. Russian Revolution Lesson Plan

This lesson plan can be a useful tool to help you guide your students through the many revolutions that Russian underwent from 1905-1917. Using a Study.com video, it guides through the transition from Tsardom to Communist state.

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