Totalitarianism Unit 2011-2012 - Lesson 5 - Russian Rev -...

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L5: Democracy Gives Way to Communism: The Russian Revolution (February 1917 & October 1917)AgendaObjective: 1.Describe and Discuss the Events of the February and October Revolutions of 1917.2.Based on our understanding, probe three questions:Do the events of 1917 demonstrate the application/realization of Lenins theory of revolution?Assess whether the Russian Revolution was a peoples revolution or a coup detat?1.Work on writing portfolio and first prewriting check in.Schedule: 1.Describing the Revolutions2.DiscussionHomework
Two Models of RevolutionTake a look at two clips of revolution. Egypt 2011Thailand 2006For each how would you describe the type of revolution portrayed?– Egypt:– Thailand:
Essential Tasks for TodayIn 1917, Russia was involved in two revolutions that ended with the coming to power of Lenin and the Bolsheviks: The February Revolution of 1917 and the October Revolution of 1917.Our task for today will be to…Describe and discuss the events of the Russian Revolution. Assess whether the Russian Revolution was a peoples revolution or a coup detat (Did Communism come to Russia from the people or from a small insurgent group?)
February Revolution 1917

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