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THE REAL ROMANOVS:
HOW MEDIA AFFECTS PEOPLE’S PERCEPTION OF EVENTS
LESSON DESIGNED BY: KELLY MARX
Image Credit: Beinecke R...
Grand Duchesses Maria (left) and Anastasia (right) on an official
visit to soldiers at their hospital, c. 1915
Anastasia G...
Watch 20th
Century Fox's
"Anastasia"
from 1997.
Note: Full
length movie
can be found:
Here
What do you learn
about Anastas...
THE REAL LIFE OF ANASTASIA
Extracts from the Letters of Anastasia to her Father:
May 8,1913, 12.30 p.m. 

"...I am in Tati...
The Russian Imperial Romanov Family - Their Mysterious Killings | History Documentary
File
Between the this and the 20th C...
Nicholas II of Russia with the family (left to right): Olga, Maria,
Nicholas II, Alexandra Fyodorovna, Anastasia, Alexei, ...
Tobolsk 8/21 March 1918
My darling, sweet Aunt Xenia,
Thanks heaps for the postcard which has
just come. For now we are, t...
FINALITY OF DEATH
One of the greatest mysteries for most
of the twentieth century was the fate of
the Romanov family, the ...
Reflection:
I very much loved the concept of
document based lessons. It aligns with
the high school history standards very
...
Exploring History Vol IV
University of Portland Students

Peter Pappas, Editor
This eBook is a collaborative project of Peter Pappas 

and his Fall 2016 Social Studies Methods Class 

School of Educati...
Peter Pappas, editor 

School of Education ~ University of Portland
His popular blog, Copy/Paste features downloads of his...
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An interactive DBQ by Kelly Marx explores the last days of the Romanovs and the mystery of Anastasia. A chapter excerpt from Exploring History Vol IV. http://bit.ly/2iyHMaX

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The Real Romanovs: How media affects people’s perception of events

  1. 1. THE REAL ROMANOVS: HOW MEDIA AFFECTS PEOPLE’S PERCEPTION OF EVENTS LESSON DESIGNED BY: KELLY MARX Image Credit: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  2. 2. Grand Duchesses Maria (left) and Anastasia (right) on an official visit to soldiers at their hospital, c. 1915 Anastasia Growing Up GENERATIVE QUESTION:HOW DOES MEDIA AFFECT PEOPLE’S PERCEPTION OF EVENTS? Anastasia Nikolaevna was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia. After the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, the Tzar and his family were murdered. Persistent rumors of her possible escape circulated the globe and provoked many books and films. This lesson will examine the differences between the movie “Anastasia”(1997) and what actually happened involving the Romanovs and the Tsarina. Image credits: All images from gallery can be found: Here
  3. 3. Watch 20th Century Fox's "Anastasia" from 1997. Note: Full length movie can be found: Here What do you learn about Anastasia from the movie? What do you want to know more about? Guiding Questions: What does the movie tell you about Anastasia? What does it tell you about her family? What does it show happened to her and her family? Anastasia - 20th Century Fox (1997)
  4. 4. THE REAL LIFE OF ANASTASIA Extracts from the Letters of Anastasia to her Father: May 8,1913, 12.30 p.m. 
 "...I am in Tatiana's room. Tatiana and Olga are here... I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand. Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..." Jan.30,1915, p.58 
 "...I taught Ortino to sit up and beg and today I've taught her to give her paw and now she can do it. She is so sweet..." ANASTASIA WROTE EXTENSIVELY TO HER FATHER, NICHOLAS II, WHILE HE WAS AWAY FROM ALEXANDER PALACE FOR WORLD WAR ONE. WHAT DO THESE LETTER EXTRACTS TELL US ABOUT ANASTASIA’S LIFE AT THE TIME? Letter excerpts found: Here
  5. 5. The Russian Imperial Romanov Family - Their Mysterious Killings | History Documentary File Between the this and the 20th Century Fox Anastasia videos: What information is different? Is there any information that is the same? Which do you think is more reliable? What actually happened to Anastasia ? Video found: Here
  6. 6. Nicholas II of Russia with the family (left to right): Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra Fyodorovna, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. 1913. Photo of Tsar Nicholas II and his daughters Olga, Anastasia and Tatiana in captivity at Tobolsk in the winter of 1917-1918 COMPARING LIFESTYLES ANASTASIA AND HER FAMILY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AFTER THE FEBRUARY REVOLUTION. HOW HAS HER LIFE CHANGED? Image Source: HereImage Source: Here DOUBLE CLICK PHOTOS FOR QUESTIONS! Click by Thomas Uebe from the Noun Project
  7. 7. Tobolsk 8/21 March 1918 My darling, sweet Aunt Xenia, Thanks heaps for the postcard which has just come. For now we are, thanks be to God, alive and in good health. We are always so glad when we get news from you. How is Grandma's health? We often reminisce and talk about you all. These days it's almost always sunny here and it's getting warm   quite pleasant! So we do our best to get out in the fresh air more. We can't slide down the mountain anymore (though it's still standing) as they've wrecked it and put a drainage ditch through it and so we can't ride down it.Well, they seem to have calmed down about it now because it was an eyesore for many for some time.  It's truly dumb and pathetic. От Вел. Кнж. Анастасии Николаевны Вел. Кн. Ксении Александровне+). Тобольск. 8/21 марта 1918 г. Моя милая тетя Ксения душка, Спасибо Тебе большое за открытку, которую только что получила. Мы все пока, слава Богу, живы и здоровы. Всегда бываем очень рады, когда имеем от Вас известия. Как здоровье Бабушки (Императрица Мария Феодоровна). Часто Вас вспоминаем и говорим. Эти дни у нас почти все время солнце, и уже начинает греть, так приятно! Стараемся поэтому больше быть на воздухе. - С горы мы больше не катаемся (хотя она еще стоит), так как ее испортили и прокопали поперек канаву, для того, Letter found: Here COMPARING LIFESTYLES ANASTASIA AND HER FAMILY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AFTER THE FEBRUARY REVOLUTION. HOW HAS HER LIFE CHANGED? This letter is from Anastasia to her Aunt Xenia during her imprisonment in Tobolsk, Siberia. What does this letter tell you about her new life compared to her previous letters to her father?
  8. 8. FINALITY OF DEATH One of the greatest mysteries for most of the twentieth century was the fate of the Romanov family, the last Russian monarchy. Following the abdication of Tsar NicholasII, he and his wife, Alexandra, and their five children were eventually exiled to the city of Yekaterinburg. The family, along with four loyal members of their staff, was held captive by members of the Ural ANASTASIA IS FOUND What do you know now about Anastasia? How does media affect people’s, especially children’s, understanding of events?
  9. 9. Reflection: I very much loved the concept of document based lessons. It aligns with the high school history standards very well as most of them are related to primary and secondary sources. I also liked creating the flow to a unit where the students eyes would be opened progressively throughout the unit. It is generally the way that I like to teach. Creating the PowerPoint and the Google Site were useful ways to get to know the technology. Both Google Sites and Google Slides are very useful in the classroom and if I had not already known how to use both of them I would have thought that it was worth the time to be able to fiddle around with them. I did find it very redundant to be doing it on the same topic over and over again, especially with the time that each took from our work on our unit plans and our thesis. Ibooks on the other hand was a different story. The technology is so cool and does have so many options that are functional, interactive, and engaging. This was weighted however with the fact that it can only be used on Macs and the whole process essentially felt like the struggle we deal with in our classrooms of the students who have access to technology and those who do not. I was very grateful for the flexibility to be given the chance to work more on the books for a second class period as it definitely helped to mediate that have/have-not mentality. Overall it was a good projects that would be helpful in the future that utilized cool technological assets. It was a lot of work to be doing during everything else but by it's self was worth it. Image source: Here
  10. 10. Exploring History Vol IV University of Portland Students
 Peter Pappas, Editor
  11. 11. This eBook is a collaborative project of Peter Pappas 
 and his Fall 2016 Social Studies Methods Class 
 School of Education ~ University of Portland, Portland Ore. Graduate and undergraduate level pre-service teachers were assigned the task of developing an engaging research question, researching supportive documents and curating them into a DBQ suitable for middle or high school students. For more on this class, visit the course blog EdMethods 
 For more on this book project and work flow tap here.
 Chapters in chronological order 1. Mysterious Bronze Age Collapse by Sam Hicks 2. From Revolution to Government by Valerie Schiller 3. Imagination, Innovation & Space Exploration by Molly Pettit 4. The Real Romanovs by Kelly Marx 5. World War I: The Human Cost of Total War by Anna Harrington 6. Collectivization and Propaganda in Stalin’s Soviet Union by Clarice Terry 7. Holy Propaganda Batman! by Karina Ramirez Velazquez 8. The Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade by Scott Hearron EXPLORING HISTORY: VOL IV i Engaging questions and historic documents empower students to be the historian in the classroom.
  12. 12. Peter Pappas, editor 
 School of Education ~ University of Portland His popular blog, Copy/Paste features downloads of his instructional resources, projects and publications. Follow him at Twitter @edteck. His other multi-touch eBooks are available at here. © Peter Pappas and his students, 2016 The authors take copyright infringement seriously. If any copyright holder has been inadvertently or unintentionally overlooked, the publisher will be pleased to remove the said material from this book at the very first opportunity. ii Cover design by Anna Harrington Cover image: Timeless Books
 By Lin Kristensen from New Jersey, USA 
 [CC BY 2.] 
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