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Russian Revolution Lesson Group Project - Good job! Good job to all my group members. I think we had a fun time despite the fact that the game didn't work as well as we planned (No more Hershey kisses!!!) We caught a lot of people not paying attention by Mr. Grade:110/115 3 points off for not connecting to the "big Ideas" which I planned to do but class was over. 2 points off for not saying who did what on grade sheet. As part of a group project with 4 other members (Dan, Jamie, DJ, and Cathy), we need to teach a 10 minute lesson on a topic from the Russian Revolution for Western Civ class on 5/31/2006. Our group chose the topic D:Civil War in Russia, Lenin Restores Order, and Totalitarianism in Russia: Joseph Stalin Lesson Plan (Cathy) Basically Short 3 min movie or skit (written by Dan) PowerPoint Presentation Short 10 qu. quiz prepared by Jamie Special surprise Closing Activity (DJ) Hand out outline (text closely following PowerPoint) Actually Goals Today, students will learn about: Opening Activity: Guided Instruction: Closure: (a.)

Great Websites to Explore History The websites below are not intended only for history teachers but for anyone interested in taking a journey back into history.Some of them provide document search that allows you to search into the most important historical documents from well known and trusted archives. You will also find timelines documenting the major historical events or if you like maps then you can track back the history on maps. All these resources are free to use and do not require any download or software installation.Just browse through the selection below and click on any title to access the webpage. Make sure you share them with your students and colleagues as well. 1- Look Back Maps This is a website that allows users to view historical pictures of various locations on Google Maps, search for specific locations and even add images. 2- Timelines 4- This Day in History As its name suggests, this is a section where you will find important historical events that happened on this day. 5- World Digital Library

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Visual essay-writing: cartoons, sticky-notes and plenty of collaboration! To develop analytical and essay-writing skills in a collaborative and engaging manner, start by gathering a series of photographs relating to the topic in question: A pile of cartoons and photographs (maybe about 20 of these)PodcastsVideo clipsTextbooksArticles Next, divide the class into groups. Within each group, three students should be responsible for organising the cartoons into meaningful categories to answer the key question for the lesson (in the photograph shown here, cartoons are being organised into meaningful categories to help understand “Why was the Marshall Plan so controversial?”). Whilst the ‘cartoonists’ are busy discussing how to arrange the images meaningfully, another student should be listening to the podcasts, another watching the video, another reading the article, and another reading a textbook (it is a good idea to let students choose the task they are most comfortable with, as far as possible). Like this: Like Loading... Related 13th April 2016 26th December 2015

Louvre Principles of War, by Carl von Clausewitz by Carl von Clausewitz Translated and edited by Hans W. Introduction I. II. 1. 2. 3. 4. III. 1. 2. 3. IV. Notes by Christopher Bassford Before Clausewitz left Prussia in 1812 to join the Russian army and resist Napoleon, he prepared an essay on war to leave with the sixteen year-old Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm (later King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, r.1840-1858), whose military tutor he had become in 1810. The translation reproduced here was done by Hans Gatzke in 1942. Gatzke's brief introduction to Principles (which is omitted here) raises some doubt that Gatzke was really familiar with Clausewitz's more mature conceptions as expressed in On War. This particular work has rarely aroused any enthusiasm among Clausewitz's more theoretically-oriented students, since it fails to reflect many of the most important of its author's later and deeper insights. Clausewitz c.1813 (still in Russian uniform) 1. 2. 3. War is a combination of many distinct engagements. I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Declassified: Ayatollah Khomeini (2006) Before there was Osama bin Laden there was Ayatollah Khomeini, a radical Muslim leader who challenged the world's infidels in the name of Allah. After his father was killed by bandits, the young Khomeini was brought up by his mother and aunt. However, when he was only fifteen he suffered further loss as his aunt died and then shortly afterwards his mother also passed away. Under the guidance of his elder brother he learnt Islamic science, literature, and philosophy, eventually becoming a leading authority on theological law. In 1962 he became politically active and openly protested against the torturing and imprisonment of the people by the Shah of Iran, whose regime was seen to be safeguarding the interests of the US. On June 3 1963, Khomeini made a historic speech against the dependence of the Shah’s regime on foreign powers, and its support of Israel. Watch the full documentary now

The 2012 Statistical Abstract What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Sources of Data The Abstract is also your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). available for free from Microsoft®. denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. available free from Adobe. indicates a link to a non-government web site.