Russian Revolution UNIT ORGANIZATION: For this unit you will be working in teams of three. Day one and two: Each team member will be assigned a person in Russian history to research. All questions will be answered using accompanying links. Your job is to become an expert. Day three: Each expert will meet with the same expert on each other team to review notes and share information. The goal is that every expert is fully prepared with information on his/her person. Day four and five: Experts return to groups and teach group members. Day six and seven: Recap and review in full class group. Day eight: Unit Test Russian Revolution and History (1905 – 1953) 1. Czar Nicholas II: (dates ruled) a. mini-biography b. What were the causes of the Russian Revolution? Political – EconomicSocialc. Who was Rasputin and what role did he play in Russian history? d. Describe the first attempt at revolution in 1905. e. Who were the Bolsheviks? f. What were the conditions in Russia in 1917 that caused the Bolsheviks to revolt? 2. V. I. Lenin: (dates ruled) a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. 3. mini-biography What is Marxism? Why did the Russians revolt in March of 1917? Why was there another revolt in November of 1917? What was meant by the slogan “Peace, Land, and Bread”? Who said it? Describe the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk? How did government change under Lenin? What new name did Russia take? What was Lenin’s New Economic Policy (NEP)? Why was it needed? Was it successful? Joseph Stalin: (dates ruled) a. mini-biography b. After Lenin’s death in 1924 how did Stalin come into power? Who was his greatest opposition? c. What was Stalin’s main goal in dealing with the country’s economic problems? d. How did government change under Stalin? e. Describe Stalin’s purges. f. What was life like for the average citizen under Stalin? g. What countries were allied with Stalin in World War II?