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Monmouth Comprehensive School National Grid for Learning Russia 1900 - 1924 Lesson number and title: Lesson 1 Introduction to Russia 1900 – 1924! Aims and objectives: To gain a greater understanding of the political, social, cultural economic religious and military background to Russia. Historical skills: Chronology Key skills: Working with others, problem-solving. Resources: PowerPoint Ism “Lenin’s tomb”. Publisher student cards. PowerPoint 10 images in correct chronological order. Word Document: 10 images of Russia (teacher copy) ISM: Students could be given a pickled onion each and a picture of Lenin’s tomb/mausoleum is placed on the board (use PowerPoint or put the image on an OHP). The students have to connect the 2! Some funny answers ensue! The PowerPoint I.S.M. has an image of a jar of pickles, a mummy and Lenin’s tomb if you would prefer not to hand out a pickled onion. Teacher explains what happened to Lenin (pickled/mummified), where the building is and why it is important. This is the most visited building in all of Russia – almost like a holy shrine. Activity 1: In groups, students are given 10 interesting images and 10 descriptions of events/people from Russia. Students: 1. Match the events and the images (they may need a textbook for help) 2. Put them in the right chronological order (dates are on the cards or the textbook can help). 3. Try to explain the events and link them together by telling each other the story of what happened in Russia 1900 – 1924. 4. Extension: students organise the cards by PESCRM. (Political, Economic, Social, Cultural, Religious and Military). Activity 2: Students feedback the events and how they link together, with theteacher correcting any mistakes using the images of Russia PowerPoint which is in the correct order. Plenary: Pictionary The teacher calls a student to the front of the class and gives them a title from one of the images. The student must then without using words or numbers draw the events, people and places. Possible homework: bring in Russian items / clothing / food for next lesson.