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Russia Opener

  1. 1. Unit 5 Russia
  2. 2. What do you already know about Russia?
  3. 3. Features of Russia: <ul><li>Vast size and wealth of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh climate that hinders economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Recent changes that have dramatically altered political and economic life </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive, rich cultural traditions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essential Questions: <ul><li>What challenges does Russia face today? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think your life would be different if you lived in Russia? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the geography of Russia play a role in the identity of the country? </li></ul><ul><li>How has Russia played a part in the history of the United States? </li></ul>
  5. 5. In learning Chapter 13, you will be able to… <ul><li>Identify the location and landforms </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the impact that climate has on life in Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate the economic regions of Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the chief products of Russia </li></ul>
  6. 6. In learning Chapter 14, you will be able to… <ul><li>Describe life in Russia under the rules of the czars and Communists </li></ul><ul><li>Outline why the Soviet Union collapsed </li></ul><ul><li>Describe Russian life in Russia today </li></ul>
  7. 7. In learning Chapter 15, you will be able to… <ul><li>Explain how Russia is changing </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate Russia’s economic regions </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the issues and challenges that Russia faces </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how the world views Russia today </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessments <ul><li>Map activities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assessments <ul><li>Daily Warm-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Map Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Zhivago discussion questions </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Test </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>www.flagsonline.it/ Bandiere/bangrandi/ussr.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>www.cia.gov </li></ul>

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