WE CONTINUE LEARNING ABOUT RUSSIA
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Monday, January 29 (Day 6)
Slide #17 – Complete the “Organizer for Summarizing a Biography” based on what you learned from Stalin’s biography yesterday.
Slide #18 – View picture of Stalin. Stalin was the leader of communist Russia (USSR) after Lenin.
- When was the Soviet Union formed?
- In what ways did Stalin react to those who opposed his actions?
Slide #19 – Watch “How to speak Russian”
Slide #20 – Watch “The Cold War in 9 Minutes.”
Choose one event from the Cold War (1940 to the late 1980’s) and illustrate in your notebook.
Tuesday, January 30 (Day 7)
Slide #21 – Watch “Who won the Space Race?”
- Why do you think it was so important for the US to beat the Russians into space?
- What space technology do you think we will see in the future?
Slide #22 – View photo of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev introduced changes that lead to the collapse of the USSR.
What problems were created when Mikhail Gorbachev allowed the policy of glasnost in Russia?
Slide #23 – Watch “The Chernobyl Disaster.”
- What are three questions you have about the Chernobyl disaster?
Slide #24 – View “Russia GDP Growth Rate” – 1995-2017
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has tried to develop a free market economy like the USA.
Poverty and famine are still issues today. Corruption and crime has spread rapidly.
Slide #25 – View Russia’s Population Map
- What area does the majority of Russia’s population live?
- Why do you think so?
Slide #27 – View Aral Sea Photograph
Aral Sea: The Soviet Union diverted two rivers that fed the Aral Sea into the desert as irrigation for farming. The Aral Sea has shrunk dramatically. Many areas were completely dry by 2009.
Slide #27 – View “Drying of the Aral Sea Time-lapse Video”.
Slide #28 – Watch the “Real Vladimir Putin” video (there is no sound)
Wednesday, January 31
Thursday, February 1 (Day 8)
Slide #29 – Watch “Why Do Russians Love Putin.”
Russia is going through the worst recession in decades. There has been loss of jobs, a devalued currency, and a growing poverty rate, yet the Russian people love their President. Why?
Slide #30-#33 – Enjoy these videos on the culture and beauty of Russia!
***Last but not least! Fill in the “L” on your KWL chart. ***
Friday, February 2
Make up whatever task you missed from previous days and review for test on Monday, February 5