Other Reforms of Alexander II Worksheet Lesson Plan

Other Reforms of Alexander II

Alexander II, the Tsar of Russia from 1855 to 1881, is perhaps best known for his Emancipation Edict of 1861, which abolished serfdom in Russia. However, this was just one of many reforms he implemented during his reign. This lesson plan focuses on exploring the other significant reforms implemented by Alexander II and their impact on Russian society.

To enhance students’ understanding of Alexander II’s reforms, the lesson plan will include a group discussion activity where students will analyse and compare different reforms and their impact on Russian society. Students will engage in a critical thinking activity where they will be asked to research and create an argument for or against one of the reforms of their choice. This activity will challenge students to evaluate the effectiveness of these reforms and consider their impact on different social groups, such as peasants, workers, and the nobility.

By engaging in these activities and using various sources, students will learn about the specific reforms of Alexander II and gain a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and political context in which they were implemented. They will develop their research and analysis skills and ability to communicate their ideas effectively in writing and group discussions. Ultimately, this lesson plan will enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of Russian history during Alexander II’s reign and the impact of his reforms on society.

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Description: Worksheet for students to research reforms during the reign of Alexander II.
Estimated lessons:1
Ages16-18 years
Format Word Document

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