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ERIC Number: ED421388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 202
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89994-328-4
Activities for Teaching Russian and Soviet Studies in the High School. Updated Edition.
Cole, Robert A., Ed.; Vaillant, Janet G., Ed.
These teacher-developed activities help the student to gain a greater awareness of the richness of Russian history and the Soviet past. New materials have been added from the original version and much has been updated. The volume is not a full curriculum but can be integrated into existing study of the world region. The book is divided into five sections with 21 activities. Section 1, "Geography: The Natural Environment," contains: (1) "Geography of Russian and the Newly Independent States"; and (2) "Nature and People of the Former Soviet Union." Section 2, "Prerevolutionary Russia," offers: (1) "A Newspaper for Tsar Peter's Russia"; and (2) "The Frontier in Russian and American Thought." Section 3, "Literature of the Imperial Period of Russian History," includes: (1) "Turgenev's'Fathers and Sons'"; (2) "Gogol's 'The Nose'"; (3) "Gogol's 'The Overcoat'"; (4) "Chekhov's 'The Peasants'"; and (5) "Tolstoy's 'After the Ball.'" Section 4, "The Soviet Period," contains: (1) "Evaluating Sources"; (2) "Stalin's 'Short Course': Analyzing a Document"; (3) "Let History Judge: An Exploration of the Collectivization of Soviet Agriculture"; (4) "Stalin on Trial: An Instructional Resource Unit in Historical Interpretation and Moral Reasoning"; (5) "Comparing Textbook Accounts of World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis"; (6) "The Soviet Economy"; (7) "Using Primary Source Materials: Readings from Eisenhower and Gorbachev"; (8) "Planning a Student-Generated Unit on Russia and the Newly Independent States"; (9) "Russian-American Self-Images: A Critical Thinking Unit"; and (10)"On to Mars Together?" Section 5, "Literature of the Soviet Period," includes: (1) "Babel's 'In the Basement'"; and (2) "Solzhenitsyn's 'Matryona's Home.'" (EH)
Social Science Education Consortium, 3300 Mitchell Lane, Suite 240, Boulder, CO 80301-2272.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Russia; USSR