Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Teaching about the Soviet Union!

Get this activity HERE!!
I really enjoyed teaching about the U.S.S.R. and what it looks like now.
My kids found it really interesting because of  the high school drama conflict  between U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. and the Cold War. We really got into a fun discussion that lead them to ask questions that I had no clue what the answers were (the very best kind) and we looked them up together.

We started off looking at Russia/U.S.S.R.'s timeline (you can see the slideshow on my tackk board and all my other lessons are there also by week if you want to check it out!) creating a timeline together as we went. Then we looked at the Soviet Union looked like then and now, labeling a map of what countries use to be apart of the Soviet Union.

Yes, I know it says "1898" when it should say '1989"... Totally already fixed it. 

The next day we took a closer look at Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine by creating a Fact Book. Students explored and discovered more about these places and were all all about the interesting facts (ie. there are 9 million more women than men in Russia, so if you are looking for a husband don't move there... you will have a lot of competition!)

I did Russia with them and then they completed the other 2 on their own. 

Inside the Fact Book. 


Teaching about the Soviet Union? 
Head over to my TpT store and pick up this awesome activity that is ready to go!
 Just press PRINT! :)

What the final pages look like!

Happy Teaching FRIENDS!! :)

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