Russian Revolution
Big Idea:

The student analyzes the causes and impact of the Russian Revolution (e.g., the idea of communism as an economic alternative to capitalism; Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto, failure of tsarist regime, economic instability; beginnings of totalitarianism).

Capitalism - an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution (land, factories, mines, railroads) and their operation for profit, under competitive conditions.
Communism - a political and economic system based on the writings of Karl Marx in which the state controls the production and distribution of goods, and social classes and private ownership are discouraged.
Mural Project

Russian Powerpoint Notes:
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Mural Project: Expectation and Instruction Handout - (to be uploaded)

Russian Peasant Life Powerpoint: