Hood River Valley High School
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be completed by:
When you have completed
this unit, you will know:
- General knowledge of the
geographic features of Russia.
- General knowledge of the
foundation of the former Soviet Union and present-day Russia.
“KNOW IT” LEVEL: 60 pts
- Complete the Russia KWL Chart. Must
be present to complete. (5 pts. _______)
- Read and take notes on Ch. 18.2 and
18.7 in GeographyAlive! Be able to answer 3-5 questions on the content.
(10 pts. _____ / _____)
CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE ACTVITY FROM
EACH OF THE THREE SECTIONS BELOW
- Complete a “Map of Russia” drawing
activity, and be able to correctly identify 5 locations in an oral
defense. (2 pts for each correctly identified). Red Crate #4 (10
pts ______ / ______ )
- Describe the geography of Russia to
Mr. Herneisen (landforms, climate, resources) in a 1-2 minute lecture
(Alternate 2-3 paragraph essay). (10 pts. _____ / _____)
- Listen to and take notes on
Herneisen’s lectures. 5 pts each day, must be present to get credit.
5 ) Total ________
- Read the poem “The Twelve” by
Aleksandr Blok, about the Russian Revolution. Write a ½ page summary of
the poem in your own words. Red Crate #3 (10 pts. _____ / _____ )
- Using the “Some Basic Russian
Phrases” sheet in Red Crate #2 learn 10 basic phrases in the Russian
language. Create a small chart showing the phrase in English and how to
pronounce it. Be able to recognize 5 of these in an oral defense.
(10 pts _____ / _____ )
- Create a collage of pictures
symbolizing different aspects of Russian culture. Focus on food, dance,
music, work, clothing, etc. (10 pts. _____ / _____ )
- Watch the in-class video “New
Russia: From Marx to McDonald’s” and take notes on the aspects of “New
Russian” culture. (10 pts. _____ / _____ )
- Movie Options: Watch any
one of the following movies and prepare a ½ to 1 page report on the
content of the movie: Doctor Zhivago, Anna Karenina, Fiddler on the
Roof, Anastasia, Enemy at the Gates (with parental permission). Others
by suggestion. (10 pts. _____ / _____ )
“USE IT” LEVEL: 15 pts.
- Create a compare/contrast
model to show the similarities and differences between Communism and
Capitalism. (15 pts. _______ )
- Create an artistic sketch (with
color) of a scene from daily life under communism in Russia.
- Create a PowerPoint giving a brief
history in your own words of the 7 people listed in USE IT
LEVEL #4 and email it to Mr. Herneisen. Include pictures, quotes, etc. (15
pts. _____ )
- In a group of up to 4 people, create
“interviews” with at least 4 of the following characters from Russian
history: Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Vladimir Lenin, Josef
Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Nikita Kruschev, or Mikhail Gorbachev. Interviews
should be in character, historically accurate, and entertaining. Length
should be approximately 2-3 minutes each. (15 pts. _____)
“JUDGE IT” LEVEL:
In a well thought out and defended
essay, discuss ONE of the following topics. Essays should be 2-3 typed
pages (double-spaced), font Times New Roman size 12, with 1” margins. Most
importantly, take a position and then defend it.
- Communism is a political system that
could never work. Agree or disagree?
- Read the “Beginning to Think
Globally” section on Pg. 273 in GeographyAlive! Does the United States
have a role to play in the survival of new nation-states around the
world, and the former Soviet nations in particular?
- Was Josef Stalin more evil than
- Should Russia allow Chechnya to gain
- Is Siberia the worst place on Earth
- Is ballet the most difficult dance
style on the planet? How has Russia contributed to this art form?