Russian Revolution Webquest
1. You may work with one other person. Agree upon a timeline and the division of labor. You will have one class period to begin research, and your assignment will be due in one week. Decide who will be responsible for each segment of the project.
2. Using your textbook or websites as background references, select fifteen topics from the list below to include in your newspaper. (If you choose to work alone, select eight.)
- The Kremlin
- Nicholas II
- The Romanov Family
- Bloody Sunday
- The Duma
- The Provisional Government
- The Red Guard
- The White Army
- The U.S.S.R.
- The Russian Civil War
- The Winter Palace
- Your choice: any other topic related to the Russian Revolution
- ARTICLE/CURRENT EVENTS: If you choose to write an article, the length should be at least 200 words. Focus on an event that individuals or groups were involved in rather than merely biographical information.
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: These letters might be about social conditions, political views, or reaction to an event.
- EDITORIALS: Freedom of the press, the killing of Marat, social issues, and political comment are possible topics for an editorial.
- FASHION AND SOCIETY PAGES
- CARTOONS: These should be political cartoons that comment on an event or social condition.
- REAL ESTATE
- ADVICE COLUMN
- CROSSWORD PUZZLE
- HUMAN INTEREST
3. Select a format for each topic. What follows is a list of suggestions based on a modern newspaper. Remember that every item must relate to your main topic.
4. When formatting your newspaper include a table of contents, price, date, page numbers, article titles, and headlines.
5. Keep track of your sources to submit a separate bibliography.
These sites are comprehensive and cover many topics.
Images of the Revolt:
Peace, Land, Bread:
The Romanovs through Anastasia's Eyes:
Images of the Romanov Family:
Modern Update on Romanovs:
Trotsky:Documentation: · Every source you use in an article should be given credit, both in a Bibliography (a.k.a. Works Cited Page) and in parenthetical citation (see your Writer’s Ink book or http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/mlastyle.htm for proper M.L.A. documentation). All ideas that are not your very own (nearly every sentence or paragraph) should be given credit in parenthetical citation. Every sentence should be completely different from the way it was written in your sources. See Writer’s Ink for further details.· Crossword puzzles, real estate pieces and the like may not require documentation.If you have any other questions, please ask your teacher WELL AHEAD of the due date. Your teacher retains the right to make any changes as she deems fit.
RESEARCH: quality, accuracy, variety of resources: 15 points
BIBLIOGRAPHY sources, format: 10 points
CONTENT: appropriate events, format, thoroughness, consistent point of view, accurate point of view 5x10=50 points
EDITING: grammar and spelling, clear expression, neatness: 10 points
CREATIVITY: unique ideas, interesting and visually pleasing presentation: 15 points