ERIC Number: ED051016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Syllabus for Use in Imperial Russian History.
This syllabus is an outline of a one semester course in Imperial Russia designed to emphasize the relationship between Russia's past and her present. Course content begins with the founding of the first Russian state and continues to the fall of the Romanovs in 1917. In addition, some topics are suggested for investigation of Russian history in relation to geographic factors. Major periods are: 1) Origins of Russia--Kievan Rus (862-1243); 2) Mongol Invasions (1240-1480); 3) The Rise of the Princes of Moscow; 4) Reign of Ivan IV (The Terrible); 5) The Time of Troubles; and, 6) The Romanovs. Significant events and leaders are discussed in each period. Also suggested for study are four topics of an interdisciplinary nature: 1) Religious Art and Architecture; 2) Literature, especially the 19th Century Protest Literature of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Gogol, and Gorky; 3) Marxism and the Revolutionary Tradition in Russia; and, 4) The Cossacks and Russian Folk Music. Two basic texts are: AN INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE by Ivar Spector, and EVOLUTION OF RUSSIA by Otto Hoetzsch. Basic historical understandings to be developed are stated and objectives are defined. A list of supplementary texts, as well as audio visual materials, is included. SO 001 196 describes a related Soviet Russian History course. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Geography, Government (Administrative Body), History Instruction, Humanities, Imperialism, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marxism, Non Western Civilization, Revolution, Russian Literature, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Structure, Social Studies, Social Systems, Units of Study, World History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Toledo Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Political History; Russian History; USSR
Note: A project of the Chinese Russian Study Center