|Why were there two
revolutions in Russia in 1917?
||Read an overview of Russia
in 1917 and gain a chronological understanding of the main
events of this critically important year.
has a number of excellent pages about the revolutions.
has a typically excellent exam based GCSE history section on Russia.
|There are plenty of resources
on Russia in 1917. The following provide references to the relevant
page numbers in your textbooks.
|Why was Nicholas II forced to
abdicate in 1917?
How important was the war as a cause of the February
examining the interpretation and techniques used in this BBC
documentary. Lecture and discussion.
Evaluating long and
short-term causes. Lecture and notetaking from Darby (or
preferred textbook). A copy of the diagram explaining the impact of
the war is available here.
Higher Level students only: Compare and contrast February 1917
with the earlier attempted revolution in 1905. Complete this table.
|Video BBC History File - The
Soviets (The fall of Tsarism) See the Spotlight section of
Oxley (82-3) or Spartacus for more on Rasputin
and Spartacus for more about Felix Yusupov
his assassin. A St Petersburg museum
has recently put an interesting piece of Rasputin on display.
Darby (68-87) is my preferred explanation of the causes on the
February Revolution. His 'Analysis' (84-86) is particularly useful
and his 'Essay' (87) forms the basis of essay discussion.
Lynch (59-77) offers a rather more traditional,
chronological view with an excellent analysis of the significance of
the revolution (74-6). As always the summary diagrams are very
Oxley (77-87) offers a good source based
Mason (106-7) the IGCSE
text, has a typically good summary and diagram of the reasons for
the February revolution.
|Why did the Provisional
||Essay: Compare and contrast
the causes and nature of the two 1917 Russian Revolutions.
||Lynch - Reaction and Revolutions: Russia 1881-1924.
Darby - The Russian Revolution (Chapter 5)
|Who were the revolutionaries
and who were their opponents?
||Empathy. Online activity
from the Spartacus Educational website.
Simulation activity sheet. What happened to your character after
|How important was Lenin's
role in 1917?
|So why were there two
revolutions in 1917?
Darby is brilliant on this. You should read the whole of chapter
5 but in particular make detailed notes on the analysis section
Oxley -Chapter 5. Pages 109-10 gives a good 7 factor reasons why
the Provisional Government lost support.
Mason (108-110) covers the essentials well.
|Can you identify key
historical facts about the period and can remember them?
||In groups, design a Hot Potatoes Quiz
for the events about Russia so far studied.