The Russian Revolution of 1917 lesson plan

The Russian Revolution of 1917

The Russian Revolution of 1917, also known as the Bolshevik Revolutions, are a complex and fascinating chapter in modern history, and this high school lesson plan provides an in-depth overview of the key events and players that shaped this tumultuous period.

From the March Revolution to the establishment of the Russian Provisional Government, the rise of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, the ‘April Theses’, the ‘July Days’, the Kornilov Revolt, and Trotsky and Kerensky’s response, this lesson plan covers all the essential elements of this critical moment in history in a fun and engaging way for high school students.

Through source analysis and a short film, students will gain a deeper understanding of the events of 1917 and the motivations of the key players. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to participate in a journaling activity in which they will reflect on their understanding of the revolution and its aftermath.

In a creative and fun twist, students will also be tasked with drawing cartoon characters to explain differing points of view on the revolution. This hands-on activity will encourage students to think critically about the events of 1917 and to explore different perspectives on this important historical period.

This lesson plan offers a unique opportunity for students to delve into the rich and complex history of Russia and The Russian Revolution of 1917 (Bolshevik Revolutions) whilst gaining a deeper appreciation for the forces that shaped the course of Russia today.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include a short film, source analysis, journaling and drawing cartoon characters explaining differing points of view.
Estimated lessons:2-3
Ages14-18 years
Format PowerPoint

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