May 18

posted May 18, 2012, 5:50 AM by Peter Knowles
Our next assessment: Due May 23

Standard-- Civics 1.3: Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.   

Big Question -- How do independent nations rely on each other to meet their current and future needs? 

Content Focus-- World War I -- Chapter 16 (522-547)

Last night's homework introduced you to Russia and the changes that occurred in 1917 as that nation faced its own revolution in the midst of the war. 
Today, begin with a QUIZ over last night's homework. Use your homework to help you answer the questions as best you can. 
When finished, if we're still waiting for others to complete the quiz, you might want to open the slideshow presentation you created yesterday to check it over for any final changes/edits. (It hasn't been graded yet, so if there are improvements to be made, now's the time to make them.)

When everyone's done with the quiz, we'll be watching a movie that shows how Russia reached the point in its history where Lenin and the Communist Revolution could occur. If you'd like to cite the video later, here's the information you'll need:

The Russian Revolution. Distribution Access. 1998. Learn360. 18 May 2012.  
(We'll watch it together today, but you can watch it on your own later if you like, with the username columbia student and password bruins.)

As you watch the video, try to find answers to the following questions. 
Copy and paste them into your World War I notes document and add answers as you watch the video.

1) What difficulties did Czar Nicholas face as leader of Russia?
2) How did the Russian experience in the Russo-Japanese war affect the Russian people?
3) How did World War I change the mood of Russians about their government?
4) What led some Russians to take up an active, armed revolution in 1917?
5) What did Russia do to end its involvement in World War I?
6) How did outside nations react to the new power of the Red Army and Communist Russia?
7) What were some of the effects of “war communism”?
8) How did Lenin’s death in 1923 change the direction of Russia (then known as the USSR)?

HOMEWORK: The last assignment for this assessment cycle: Chapter 16.4 (542-547)
  1. armistice (544)
  2. mandate (547)
  3. reparation (545)
and answer the following questions:
  1. Reading check (544)
  2. Reading check (547)
  3. Main Ideas #3, (547)