Seven Little Australians Living and Learning: Studying The Russian Revolution
Xavier and Malachi are studying the Russian Revolution this term. Posting plans here. Suggested books are limited by our library's selections.
book to use in your study
Source other internet sites and use
titles from the library
Research & Writing
Each of the following should be at least
1 paragraph -1 page long.
Create a timeline of important dates in
your notebook pages, include maps and visuals where relevant to clarify your
Work must be completed by Week 5, Term 4
in computer or written form.
What was life
‘like’ for the ‘average’ citizen in Tsarist Russia in the early part of the 20th
2. Describe briefly
the ‘political’ events prior to the February Revolution 1917.
3. Who was Karl Marx
and what did he espouse?
What impact did
World War 1 have on the growing unrest in Russia?
Who was Rasputin,
how did he gain so much power and what was his role in contributing to the
Royal family, the Romanov’s lifestyle.
What impact did the Tsar Nicholas have on Russian politics?
events that occurred during February 1917, what happened to the royal family?
government was installed after the February revolution?
the Bolshevik party’s policies and their rise to power, what methods did they
10. Who was Lenin and what impact did he play in the rise
of Communism in Russia? What was his
role in the murders of the Royal family?
11. Who was Joseph Stalin and what role did he play in the
12. Immediately prior to the Russian Revolution Our Lady
appeared to the three children in Fatima.
She made promises in relation to Russia, what were they? Where they kept and if not why?
Choose one of the following as an essay
topic (You may suggest your own topic)
Your essay must be at least 200 words
Due to be handed in at the end of Week
You are an
English tutor/governess to one of the Romanov children. Write a firsthand
account of the February Revolution to your family back home.
Write a journalistic
account of the growing unrest in Russia prior to the Revolution.
You are a member
of the Bolshevik party, describe your observation and feelings as the
Bolshevik’s rise to power unfurls.
Discuss the decline of
the Romanov dynasty over the century preceding the revolutions of 1917. What were the sources of
discontent with the monarchy, and what events weakened it over time?
"If Marxism was a time bomb with a
delayed fuse, Lenin was the individual who lit the fuse." To what
extent do you agree with this statement?
The Lost fortune of the Tsars – William Clarke
Peter the Great and the Tsarist Russia - by Miriam Greenblatt.
The Russian Revolution 1899-1919 – Richard Pipes
Read at least
one of the following titles but you may
enjoy more for pleasure
Anastasia, The Last Grand Duchess – Carolyn Meyer
Angel on the Square – Gloria Whelan
Catherine the Great Journey – Kristiana Gregory
Labels: Grade 7, Grade 9, Highschool, History, Planning