(1900 - 1939 A.D.)

Revolution and Nationalism

$120 for 4 weeks


Allison Bruning


We will be using "World History: Patterns of Interaction, Student Edition Survey" by Holt McDougal. ISBN: 978-0547491127. This textbook is available on Amazon.


Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: Revolutions in Russia


Students will identify proletariat, Bolsheviks, Lenin, Rasputin, provisional government, soviet, Communist Party and Joseph Stalin.

Students will contrast how someone should resist oppressive rule using violent and nonviolent actions.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of V. I. Lenin.

Students will explain why industrialization in Russia lead to unrest.

Students will explain why Kerensky's decision to continue fighting the war cost him the support of the Russian people.

Students will examine the geographical battles in the Russian Revolution and Civil War from 1905 - 1922 A.D.

Students will analyze the cause and effects of Two Russian Revolutions in 1917 A.D. 

Students will describe the problems Lenin and the Bolsheviks faced after the revolution.

Students will analyze the evolution of Communist thought through Marx and Lenin.

Students will summarize how the Communist government prevent nationalism from threatening the new state created by the revolution


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 873.

2) Read pages 874 - 881 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Analyzing Key Concepts Connect to Today Questions on page 875.

4) Complete the History through Art Connect to Today Questions on page 881.

Session 2: Totalitarianism Case Study: Stalinist Russia


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify totalitarianism, Great Purge, command economy, Five-Year Plan, and collective farm.

Students will analyze key traits of totalitarianism.

Students will evaluate the different weapons of totalitarianism.

Students will explain how the actions of the Great Purge would increase Stalin's power.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Joseph Stalin. 

Students will describe the methods Stalin used to bring agriculture under state control.

Students will analyze the build up of the Soviet economy from 1928 - 1938 A.D. 

Students will summarize how daily life under Stalin's rule changed the lives of women in the Soviet Union.

Students will analyze what life was like for Ukrainian Kulaks under Stalin's rule. 

Students will analyze how propaganda spread through Russian art. 


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 879.

2) Read pages 882 - 886 in course textbook.

Session 3: Imperial China Collapses


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Kuomintang, Sun Yixian, May Fourth Movement, Mao Zedong, Jiang Jieshi and Long March.

Students will describe the problem the new Republic of China faced. 

Students will examine the importance of Tiananmen Square during the 20th century. 

Students will describe the forces Mao Zedong identified in Chinese Communism and the Rose of Mao that the peasants will overcome. 

Students will analyze the Long March. 

Students will summarize the results of the Long March. 


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 886.

2) Read pages 887 - 891 in course textbook.

Session 4: Nationalism in India and Southwest Asia


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Rowlatt Acts, Amritsar Massacre, Mohandas K. Gandhi, civil disobedience, Salt March, and Mustafa Kemal.

Students will describe the changes that resulted from the Amritsar massacre. 

Students will contrast the Satyagraha and Nonviolence.

Students will explain how the Salt March represented Gandhi's methods for change.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Mustafa Kemal.

Students will compare how Kemal's leadership and Reza Shah Pahlavi's leadership similar. 

Students will examine the geographical locations of oil fields in 1938 Southwest Asia. 

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