Today we began by reconnecting with the story as we know it so far. We split into two groups so that one group used flash cards to recreate the Russian political spectrum while the other group ordered the events of 1917 from the bread riots to the November Revolution. Next, I returned the Stolypin paragraphs and asked you to "comment on the comments" (this meta-cognitive step where you think about how you are thinking/writing, is a key step to improvement). After that, students worked in pairs to answer the Falk Ex #16 study guide and then we debriefed it together.
We ended the lesson with a chance to read PP. 54-57 in Howarth. This gave us the narrative for four of the key post-November Revolution topics that ere orchestrated by Lenin: the Civil War (Reds vs. Whites), The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, War Communism and the NEP.
Today is a big homework day: please complete Falk Ex 16 and then complete DeMarco from pp.44-54 Ex 5-12 (you need not do Ex 13). Please come to class tomorrow with notes ready to share your learning.