Russian History Assignments 2015

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Welcome to Russian History!

Russian History meets period 4 Mon., Tues., Th., Fri. in room 25
does not meet Wednesday; Friday is "long"
No specific text; read handouts carefully and thoughtfully
The required books are:
Eugenia Ginzburg, Journey into the Whirlwind
George Orwell, Animal Farm

III.  Stalin:  Building the Fortress State (1927-1939)
(unit does not include WWII) (Napoleon defeats Snowball!)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/12/15 – 10/16/15 (3 day week)
            Mon., 10/12--Columbus Day—Holiday (no class, alas)
            Tues., 10/13--Begin Stalin; no new material for assessment
Hand out materials for Stalin Seminar #1
            Wed., 10/14--period 4 does not meet—College whatever
            Th., 10/15--Test on II. Revolution
            Fri., 10/16--III.  Stalin:  Building the Fortress State (Alas for Boxer)
                                   
Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/19/15 – 10/23/15 (3 day week)
            Mon., 10/19--Continue lecture/discussion of Collectivization/Industrialization
                                    No map this unit.  Frequently visit [ Stalin ] website including [ Biography ] [ Biography 2 ]
[ Terror ] [ Camps ] [ Secret Police ] We’ll look at Propaganda later
                                    PDFs—“After Lenin” pp 1-8; “Soviet Foreign Policy” pp 4-8
                                    Read all of “Stalin’s Henchmen,” “Terror,” “Stalin Assessment”                                                 
Read packets for Stalin Seminar #1 and Stalin Seminar #2
                                    Continue reading Animal Farm (AF Seminar Fri., 11/13)
            Wed., 10/21--Pd 4 does not meet (EOP for AT Euro II)
            Th., 10/22--Stalin Seminar #1 Pooja and Paris
            Fri., 10/23--End of Quarter; Faculty Work Day; no school for students

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/26/15 – 10/30/15 (4 day week)
Carry on with reading
            Fri., 10/30--Stalin Seminar #2 _________ & __________

Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/02/15 – 11/06/15 (4 day week)
            Wed., 11/04- special schedule (assembly 10:55 – 11:40)
       period 4 does not meet
            Th., 11/05--Test on III Stalin:  Building the Fortress State
            Fri., 11/06--Begin IV.  Stalin’s Apogee, WWII, Cold War, Death of Stalin

Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/09/15 – 11/13/15      (4 day week)
            Mon., 11/09--Handouts; finish Animal Farm
            Fri., 11/13--Animal Farm Seminar Maddie & Kiana

Previews of Coming Attractions:
Fri., 11/20 (Grannies, Grampies, Special Friends)
Putin, Ukraine, Crimea presentation

 

II.  REVOLUTION (1917 – 1927)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/14/15 – 09/18/15 (4 day week)
            Mon., 09/15--Carry on/complete all assigned readings        
            Tues., 09/16--Wrap up new material on I.  Russia on the “Eve”
            Wed., 09/17-- b-t-s; period 4 does not meet
            Th., 09/17--Test (map, obj., Journey, paragraph, CEEC)   
            Fri., 09/18--“long” Begin II.  REVOLUTION:
Finish PDF handout “The Road to War Part Two”
Read “Internal Affairs” and “Foreign Policy"   (through page 3)
Carry on reading in Journey (through p. 270)
Spend quality time on [ Revolution ] website
Vladimirov and Rockwell (TBA)
              Begin work on map of Russia during the Great War (zoom in)
for help with map visit < http://cdn2.politicaloutcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ukraine-russia.jpg >
      

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/21/15 – 09/25/15 (3 day week)  SPIRIT WEEK
            Mon., 09/21--Carry on with reading, map, etc.
Altered schedule: period 4 meets at 12:05
            Fri., 09/25--Special schedule for jrs. and srs.—no period 4 (dang!)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/28/15 – 10/02/15 (4 day week)
            Wed., 09/30-- period 4 does not meet
            Fri., 10/02--“long” 2nd Journey seminar _________ and ________
                                   
Week of Mon - Fri. 10/05/15 - 10/09/15 (4 day week)
            Mon., 10/05     Map of European Russia due
            Fri., 10/09--Vladimirov/Rockwell discussion _______ and ______

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/13/14 – 10/17/14 (3 day week)
            Mon., 10/12 --Columbus Day—Holiday (no class, alas)
            Tues., 10/13--Continue/complete information on REVOLUTION
            Wed., 10/14-- period 4 does not meet
            Th., 10/15-- Test on II. Revolution
            Fri., 10/16--III.  Stalin (Napoleon triumphs; alas for Snowball [and Boxer])  

 

 

 

 

        

I.  Revolutionary Russia on the Eve

Week IFri., 08/28/15 (one day)
Fri., 09/28/15   Welcome to Russian History!
            Begin reading packet, “Revolutionary Russia” (all) and “Road to War” (-p. 11)
            Go to http://castinet.castilleja.org/users/pmckee/russianweb/russianhistory.html
            Follow links to [ Revolutionaries ]   [ The Last Tsar ]  Read carefully.
            Watch one of the clips on Rasputin
            < http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/Rasputin.htmlOR
              < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o6B_aq5-2s&feature=related >
            (We’ll all watch “Ra Ra, Rasputin”)
            Begin working on map; begin reading Journey, pp 3-113)
            All assignments completed by day of the test

Week II--Mon., - Fri., 08/31/15—09/04/15 (4 days)
            Continue working on map, reading handout, Journey (through p 113)
            Wed., 09/03—period 4 does not meet
            Fri., 09/04 (“long”)—map due
            video day/ Land of the Tsars—T-S RR: 2:35-6:45
            and History of the T-S  Modern Marvels—2:25-8:45

Week III--Mon., - Fri., 09/07/15 - 09/11/15 (3 days)
            Mon., 09/07—Labor Day—no school  
Wed., 09/09--period 4 does not meet          
            Fri., 09/11—Journey seminar#1—Leaders: Nicole and Natalie

Week IV--Mon., - Fri., 09/14/15 - 09/18/15 (4 days)
            Holy Days this week and next
            Wed., 09/16—b-t-s—period 4 does not meet
Finish all assignments!
            Th., 09/17--Test on I. “On the Eve”
            Test will cover geography/values through 1905/Dress Rehearsal:
            map, objective, paragraph on Journey, paragraph on “eve”
            Fri., 09/18—Begin II Russia in Revolution (Lenin’s “Turn”) “Long”

 

 

 

 

 

IV.  Stalin’s Apogee and Aftermath

Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/03/14 – 11/07/14 (Anniversary! Great October Revolution!)
            Th., 11/06        Test on III                  
            Fri., 11/07        Begin IV.  Stallin's Apogee and Its Aftermath
Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/10/14 – 11/14/14—Seminar this week
Mon., 11/10     Begin reading handouts on "Road to War," "WWII," "After Stalin"
These are PDFs which I have sent to you via your email (download and read!)
                        Review previous handouts on Party Conferences and Foreign Policy
                        as they pertain to post-Terror, GPW.
                        Spend some quality time on the appropriate websites
                        [ Great Patriotic War ] [ Biography 2 ] [ Stalinist Propaganda ] [ After Stalin ]
Fri., 11/14        Animal Farm seminar   Claire and Heejin
Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/17/14 – 11/21/14
Something due this week?  What shall it be?
Fri., 11/21        Grandparents’ Special Friends’ Day/Dress Whites

                               GIVE THANKS

Week of Mon., - Fri., 12/01/14 - 12/05/14
Begin V. The Old Men-Gorbachev-Putin



 

 

 

 


III.  Stalin’s Turn:  The Fortress State

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/13/14 – 10/17/14
            Mon., 10/13     Columbus Day—Holiday (no class, alas)
            Tues., 10/14     Continue/complete lecture
            Wed., 10/15     period 4 does not meet
            Th., 10/16        Test on II. Revolution
            Fri., 10/17        III.  Stalin (Napoleon triumphs; alas for Snowball [and Boxer])
                                    Handouts and pdfs
                                    Frequently visit website [ Stalin ] which includes
                                    all the pages about Stalin:  Biograpy, More Biography
                                    Secret Police, Terror, Propaganda (GPW comes later)
                                    Review Animal Farm
Finish Journey (emphasis in last section on Genia's experience in the Gulag

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/20/14 – 10/24/14—last week of quarter
            Th., 10/23        Brief Stalin Seminar #1 _________ & ___________
                                    Read handout #11 and review carefully website on collectivization
                                    Participation counts:  participate!!!
            Fri., 10/24        Faculty Work Day—no school for students (alas, no "long")

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/27/14 – 10/31/14
            Mon., 10/17     Carry on with reading to keep pace with lecture
            Fri., 10/31        Stalin Seminar #2 ___________ & ____________

Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/03/14 – 11/07/14 (Great October Revolution!)
            Th., 11/06        Test on III                   YES/NO???
            Fri., 11/07        Begin IV.  Great Patriotic War and Cold War
Week of Mon, - Fri., 11/10/14 – 11/14/14
Fri., 11/14        Seminar on Animal Farm __________ & ________
                        Questions TBD

 

 



II.  Revolutionary Russia:  Lenin’s Turn; the Succession

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/15/14 – 09/19/14
            Mon., 09/15     Journey discussion (companionship, communication, compassion)
            Tues., 09/16     Wrap up new material on I.  Russia on the “Eve”
            Wed., 09/17     b-t-s; period 4 does not meet
            Th., 09/18        Test (map, obj., Journey, paragraph, CEEC)   
            Fri., 09/19        Begin II.  Revolutionary Russia:  Lenin’s Turn/Succession
                                    Spend some time with Vladimirov and Rockwell

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/22/14 – 09/26/14
            Mon., 09/22   Complete “Revolutionary Russia”; “Internal Affairs," "Foreign Policy"
                                    Begin map of European Russia; Historians Disagree mini-packet
                                    Carefully read [ Revolution ] page of web site
                                    Continue Journey; finish Part One (p. 270 [too much?])
                                    Refresh memory on Animal Farm (Napoleon becomes Stalin!)
            Wed., 09/24  period 4 does not meet
            Fri., 09/26      Special schedule for jrs. and srs.—no period 4 (dang!)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/29.14 – 10/03/14—nothing due this week/Fri. discussion
            Wed., 10/01  period 4 does not meet
            Fri., 10/03      “long” Vladimirov – Rockwell discussion ________ & _________
                                    WWI/Revolution discussion________ & _________
                                   
Week of Mon - Fri. 10/06/14 - 10/10/10
            Mon., 10/06   Map of European Russia due
                        Test next week
Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/13/14 – 10/17/14
            Mon., 10/13   Columbus Day—Holiday (no class, alas)
            Tues., 10/14  Continue/complete lecture
            Wed., 10/15  period 4 does not meet
            Th., 10/16      Test on II. Revolution
            Fri., 10/17      III.  Stalin (Napoleon triumphs; alas for Snowball [and Boxer])

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.  Revolutionary Russia on the Eve:  through WWI

Week I—Fri., 08/29/14
Fri., 09/29/14   Welcome to Russian History!
            Begin reading packet, “Revolutionary Russia” and “Road to War” (-p. 15)
            Go to http://castinet.castilleja.org/users/pmckee/russianweb/russianhistory.html
            Follow link to  [ The Last Tsar ] Read entire page carefully
            Watch one of the clips on Rasputin (We’ll all watch “Ra Ra, Rasputin”)
            Begin working on map < http://www.yourchildlearns.com/online-atlas/cold-war-map.htm >
Begin reading Journey, pp 3-97)
            All assignments completed by day of the test: Th., 09/18

Week II--Tues., - Fri., 09/01/14 - 09/05/14—nothing due this week
            Mon., 09/01--Labor Day no school (alas)
            Tues., 09/02--Continue reading packet
            Continue working on map
            Continue reading Journey, pp. pp 3-97 (complete by first test)
            Wed., 09/03—period 4 does not meet
            Th., 09/04—Carry on
            Fri., 09/05--"long" = video day/ Land of the Tsars—T-S RR: 2:35-6:45
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NycFWl0bDbw >
                                and History of the T-S/Modern Marvels—2:25-9:00
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hs9gURq38k>

Week III--Mon., - Fri., 09/08/14 - 09/12/14
            Mon., 09/08--map due
world map 1905 < http://ib.frath.net/w/World_map_%281905%29 >
East Asia < http://www.conflicts.rem33.com/images/Asia%20Pacific/EAST%20ASIA%201904-1931.jpg >
            Fri., 09/12--discussion of Journey during "long"--and/or video from website

Week IV--Mon., - Fri., 09/15/14 - 09/19/14
Th., 09/18--Test on I. War-Revolution-War-Revolution
Test will cover geography/values through 1905/Dress Rehearsal and beginning WWI
map, objective, paragraph on Journey, paragraph on “eve”
Fri., 09/19—Begin II Russia in Revolution (Lenin’s “Turn”)

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Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/14/13 - 10/18/13
Mon., 10/14--Columbus Day (no school)
Tues., 10/15--Test on II Revolutions
Wed., 10/16--altered schedule (college thingie)
Th., 10/17--Begin III. Stalin's Turn--The Fortress State
Read packets; finish Journey; begin One Day in the Life
Spend some serious quality time on the [ Stalin ] website:
***including Biography, Biography, Terror, The Camps, Propaganda***
Fri., 10/18--"long" Stalin documentary

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/21/13 - 10/25/13
Carry on with reading--I wanted to have a Stalin seminar on Fri., 10/25,
but alas faculty work day; no school for students
end of quarter; nothing due this week

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/28/13 - 11/01/13
Fri., 11/01--Stalin Seminar: Leaders ___________ and _____________

Week of Mon., - Fri., 11/04/13 - 11/08/13
Mon., 11/04--Test on Stalin (through GPW?)
Tues., 11/05--Begin IV. GPW-end of Stalin-the Old Men
Wed., 11/06--altered schedule for Robert Hass (no period 1)
A compare/contrast question on Journey/One Day?

 

 

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/23/13 - 09/27/13
Continue II. War-Revolutions (Part II)
Begin map of European Russia
Read in packets to keep pace with class discussion
(Great War folded into Revs)
Spend some quality time on the [ Revolution ] [ Revolutionaries ] web sites
Continue reading Journey, for this unit, finish Part One (through page 270 [too much])
***Fri., 09/27--class will not meet: see instructions/hard copy***

Week of Mon., - Fri., 09/30/13 - 10/04/13
Mon., 09/30--map of European Russia due
Keep reading packets and Journey
Fri., 10/04--Vladimirov/Propaganda discussion

Week of Mon - Fri. 10/07/13 - 10/11/13
Nothing due this week
Keep reading

Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/14/13 - 10/18/13
Mon., 10/14--Columbus Day--Holiday
Tues., 10/15--Test (as far as we get: Revolution - NEP/death of Lenin)
Wed., 10/16--Some kind of altered schedule
Th., 10/17--Begin III. Stalin (Collectivization/Great Terror/Great Patriotic War)
Finish Journey; begin One Day

 

 

 

Week I--Th., - Fri., 08/29/13 - 08/30/13
Th., 08/29--period 4 does not meet (alas)
Fri., 08/30--Come to class (YAY!!!)
Handouts, Introduction to geography and climate, Cyrillic alphabet
Begin I. War-Revolution-War-Revolution
Nothing due this week

Week II--Mon., - Fri., 09/02/13 - 09/06/13
Mon., 09/02--Labor Day no school (alas)
Tues., 09/03--Begin reading packet "Revolutionary Russia"
Visit Russian History Web Site [ The Last Tsar ]
Begin working on map
Begin to read Journey, pp. pp 3-97 (complete by first test)
Fri., 09/06--"long" = video day ("The History of the Trans-Siberian RR"; advance to 2:27)
Nothing due this week

Week III--Mon., - Fri., 09/09/13 - 09/13/13
Mon., 09/09--map due
Tues., 09/10--special schedule/dress whites/Arrillaga Speaker (Alexandra Fuller)
Russian History meets at 8:00 a.m. (period 7 will not meet)
Fri., 09/13--discussion of Journey during "long"--and/or video from website

Week IV.--Mon., - Fri., 09/16/13 - 09/20/13
Th., 09/19--Test on I. War-Revolution-War-Revolution
Test will cover from geography and values to the 1917 Revolution;
maybe a few map questions? a short answer/brief paragraph on Journey;
brief paragraph on the content of the class so far.
Test will not include Lenin's rule in the early days of the Bolshevik state;