The Story So Far
Revision and Historiography
Match the statements to the relevant Tsar or other
individual in Russian history
Nicholas II Alexander II
Rasputin Sergei WittePetyr Stolypin
Alexander III Lenin
Let’s do a
My father was assassinated
I was in exile for much of the early half of
the 20th century
I was Prime Minister of Russia between
1906 and 1911
I took direct control of the armed forces
My influence over the Tsar and Tsarina
during WWI concerned many in Russia
My wife was German
I oversaw the completion of the Trans-
Siberian Railway in 1903
Try and focus on this issue when reading the sources
Think – what is the opinion of the author/historian
• Work in pairs
• Read the source and work
together to answer the
questions in note form on the
• Continue in the same pairs
• Complete the same process
for the next source
1 Millie &
2 Tamara &
4 Rhianne &
6 Georgie &
• How could this letter explain the downfall of the Tsar?
• Is this a reliable source?
• Which factor causes change according to this source?
• Pick one of the sources you have analysed to
feedback to the class.
– Explain the general message of the source
– Explain what we can learn from the source
– Answer the questions you have been given.
• Refer to examples in the text.
• Give time for other students to make notes on
their source sheets.
Follow the first link. It can also be found @historyBOA
Lino 1 – What caused change in Russia?
You need to post a note giving one example of a factor causing
change in Russia.
Spend a couple of minutes going over your notes if you need too.
It can be anything but I want to have as many original responses
Now follow the next link but keep the original Lino
Lino 2 – Which factor caused the most significant
change in Russia?
Use the information from Lino 1 to help you write a
short answer to the question.