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Topic: Russian imperial expansion in the late 18th and 19th centuries 

World History

 Standard 34.  Understands how Eurasian societies were transformed in an era of global trade and the emergence of European power from 1750 to 1870
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands aspects of Russian expansion and settlement in the late 18th and 19th centuries (e.g., why Russia was successful in wars of expansion against the Ottoman empire; why and how Russia expanded across Asia into Alaska, and along the California coast; what archaeological evidence reveals about daily life in the Russian settlements at Sitka and Bogeda Bay)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands aspects of Russian expansion in the late 18th and 19th centuries
     2.Understands aspects of Russian settlement in the late 18th and 19th centuries
     3.Knows why Russia was successful in wars of expansion against the Ottoman empire
     4.Knows why and how Russia expanded across Asia into Alaska, and along the California coast
     5.Knows what archaeological evidence reveals about daily life in the Russian settlements at Sitka and Bogeda Bay
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands political conditions in Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great (e.g., the effects of the French Revolution, Napoleonic invasion, and world economy on Russian absolutism; the significance of imperial reforms and popular opposition movements in the late 19th century; the extent of Russian expansion into Eastern Europe and Central Asia; how Poland was partitioned in 1772, 1793, and 1795, and the location and significance of Russian ports on the White and Black Seas and the Baltic)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effects of the French Revolution on Russian absolutism
     2.Understands the effects of the Napoleonic invasion on Russian absolutism
     3.Understands the effects of the world economy on Russian absolutism
     4.Understands the significance of imperial reforms and popular opposition movements in the late 19th century
     5.Knows the extent of Russian expansion into Eastern Europe and Central Asia
     6.Knows how Poland was partitioned in 1772, 1793, and 1795
     7.Knows the location and significance of Russian ports on the White and Black Seas and the Baltic
   Benchmark 7.Understands the general political, social, and economic structure of Russia in the 1800s
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the general political structure of Russia in the 1800s
     2.Understands the general social structure of Russia in the 1800s
     3.Understands the general economic structure of Russia in the 1800s
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands events that shaped the social structure of Russia in the 19th century (e.g., relations between the Russian peasantry and land-owning aristocracy, and the persistence of serfdom; the czarist reform movements of the 1820s and how they appealed to different social sectors; Czar Nicholas I's positions on the creation of a constitution, freedom of the press, the Decembrist uprising, the Polish rebellion, and the process of Russification)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands relations between the Russian peasantry and land owning aristocracy
     2.Understands the persistence of serfdom in Russia
     3.Understands the czarist reform movements of the 1820s and how they appealed to different social sectors
     4.Knows Czar Nicholas I’s positions on the creation of a constitution, freedom of the press, the Decembrist uprising, the Polish rebellion, and the process of Russification
   Benchmark 8.Understands events that shaped the expansion and development of Russia in the 19th century and early 20th century (e.g., the causes of the Crimean War and its consequences for Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Britain, and France; the limits of Russian expansion eastward across Siberia and southward beyond the Caspian Sea; why Russia invaded the Ottoman territory in the early 1850s; how the Crimean War led to political and social reform for Russia; how Pan-Slavism affected Russian foreign policy in the late 19th century; what the Trans-Siberian and other railroad routes tell about Russian development and expansion from 1801 to 1914)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands events that shaped the expansion of Russia in the 19th century and early 20th century
     2.Understands events that shaped the development of Russia in the 19th century and early 20th century
     3.Knows the causes of the Crimean War
     4.Knows the consequences of the Crimean War for Russia
     5.Knows the consequences of the Crimean War for France
     6.Knows the consequences of the Crimean War for England
     7.Knows the consequences of the Crimean War for the Ottoman Empire
     8.Knows the limits of Russian expansion eastward across Siberia and southward beyond the Caspian Sea
     9.Knows why Russia invaded the Ottoman territory in the early 1850s
     10.Understands how the Crimean War led to political and social reform for Russia
     11.Understands how Pan Slavism affected Russian foreign policy in the late 19th century
     12.Understands what the Trans Siberian and other railroad routes tell about Russian development and expansion from 1801 to 1914