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Topic: Russian Revolution of 1917 

World History

 Standard 38.  Understands reform, revolution, and social change in the world economy of the early 20th century
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the diverse events that led to and resulted from the Russian Revolution of 1905 (e.g., the Russo-Japanese War, "Bloody Sunday," the October Manifesto, groups agitating for political reform and those supporting radical changes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the diverse events that led to the Russian Revolution of 1905
     2.Understands the diverse events that resulted from the Russian Revolution of 1905
     3.Knows events of the Russo-Japanese War and its relation to the Russian Revolution of 1905
     4.Understands "Bloody Sunday" and its relation to the Russian Revolution of 1905
     5.Understands the October Manifesto and its relation to the Russian Revolution of 1905
     6.Knows groups agitating for political reform and those supporting radical changes and their role in the Russian Revolution of 1905
 Standard 39.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War I
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the roles of significant individuals, and the events that led to the Russian Revolution of 1917 (e.g., causes of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and how the revolutionary government progressed from moderate to radical; the historical importance of Russian leaders such as Tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin, and Lenin)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the roles of significant individuals who led the Russian Revolution of 1917
     2.Understands the events that led to the Russian Revolution of 1917
     3.Understands the causes of the Russian Revolution of 1917
     4.Understands how the revolutionary government progressed from moderate to radical
     5.Understands the historical importance of Russian leaders such as Tsar Nicholas II
     6.Understands the historical importance of Russian leaders such as Rasputin
     7.Understands the historical importance of Russian leaders such as Lenin
   Benchmark 4.Understands the rise of Joseph Stalin, and his impact on the Soviet Union (e.g., how Joseph Stalin came to and maintained power in the Soviet Union, and how his projects [collectivization, the first Five Year Plan] disrupted and transformed Soviet society in the 1920s and 1930s; what life was like for common people under Stalin's rule)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the rise of Joseph Stalin
     2.Understands the impact of Joseph Stalin on the Soviet Union
     3.Knows how Joseph Stalin came to power
     4.Understands how Joseph Stalin maintained power in the Soviet Union
     5.Understands how Joseph Stalin his project of collectivization disrupted Soviet society in the 1920s and 1930s
     6.Understands how Joseph Stalin his first Five Year Plan disrupted Soviet society in the 1920s and 1930s
     7.Understands what life was like for common people under Stalin’s rule
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the influence of Lenin and Stalin on the government, economy, and social conditions in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917 (e.g., the effects of Lenin's New Economic Policy on Soviet society, economy, and government; why and how Stalin changed Lenin's policy and forced collectivization, and the consequences of resistance to this policy for the kulaks; how people who were persecuted survived during Stalin's purges)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of Lenin on the government in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917
     2.Understands the influence of Stalin on the government in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917
     3.Understands the influence of Lenin on the economy in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917
     4.Understands the influence of Stalin on the economy in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917
     5.Understands the influence of Lenin on the social conditions in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917
     6.Understands the influence of Stalin on the social conditions in Russia and the Soviet Union after the Revolution of 1917
     7.Understands the effects of Lenin’s New Economic Policy on Soviet society
     8.Understands the effects of Lenin’s New Economic Policy on the Soviet economy
     9.Understands the effects of Lenin’s New Economic Policy on the Soviet government
     10.Understands why Stalin changed Lenin’s policy and forced collectivization
     11.Understands how Stalin changed Lenin’s policy and forced collectivization
     12.Understands the consequences of resistance to collectivization for the kulaks
     13.Understands how people who were persecuted survived during Stalin’s purges
   Benchmark 6.Understands the role of Tsar Nicholas II and Rasputin prior to and during the Russian Revolution of 1917 (e.g., the biography of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, including how they died; the role the monk Rasputin played in determining Russian policy, and his influence on the royal court)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of Tsar Nicholas II prior to and during the Russian Revolution of 1917
     2.Understands the role of Rasputin prior to and during the Russian Revolution of 1917
     3.Knows the biography of Tsar Nicholas II and his family
     4.Knows how Tsar Nicholas II and his family died
     5.Understands the role the monk Rasputin played in determining Russian policy
     6.Understands Rasputin’s influence on the royal court
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands Lenin's ideology and policies and their impact on Russia after the Revolution of 1917 (e.g., Lenin's political ideology and how the Bolsheviks adapted Marxist ideas to conditions particular to Russia; why Lenin declined to follow Marxist economic philosophy; the platforms and promises of Kerenksy and Lenin in 1917, the impact of war upon Kerensky's program, and the importance of Lenin's promise, "land, bread, peace"; how statistics on women in the labor force and education contradict Lenin's statements concerning women's equality)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Lenin’s political ideology
     2.Understands Lenin’s policies
     3.Understands the impact of Lenin’s ideology and policies on Russia after the Revolution of 1917
     4.Understands how the Bolsheviks adapted Marxist ideas to conditions particular to Russia
     5.Understands why Lenin declined to follow Marxist economic philosophy
     6.Understands the platforms and promises of Kerenksy in 1917
     7.Understands the platforms and promises of Lenin in 1917
     8.Understands the impact of war upon Kerensky’s program
     9.Understands the importance of Lenin’s promise, "land, bread, peace"
     10.Understands how statistics on women in the labor force contradicted Lenin’s statements concerning women’s equality
     11.Understands how statistics on women in education contradicted Lenin’s statements concerning women’s equality
   Benchmark 4.Understands the impact of the Russian Revolution on other countries (e.g., the challenge that revolutionary Russia posed to Western governments; the impact of the Bolshevik victory on world labor movements; how the Red Russians, White Russians, British, French, and Japanese viewed the Russian Revolution)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the challenge that revolutionary Russia posed to Western governments
     2.Understands the impact of the Bolshevik victory on world labor movements
     3.Understands how the Red Russians viewed the Russian Revolution
     4.Understands how the White Russians viewed the Russian Revolution
     5.Understands how the British viewed the Russian Revolution
     6.Understands how the French viewed the Russian Revolution
     7.Understands how the Japanese viewed the Russian Revolution
   Benchmark 5.Understands the role of Stalin in the emerging Soviet Union (e.g., to what degree Stalin was able to accomplish his goal of bringing the USSR to industrial parity with the West, the unique problems in industrialization Stalin faced, and how this model differed from those of Western nations; what primary sources reveal about the human cost of Stalinist totalitarianism in the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands to what degree Stalin was able to accomplish his goal of bringing the USSR to industrial parity with the West
     2.Understands the unique problems in industrialization Stalin faced
     3.Understands how this model of industrialization differed from those of Western nations
     4.Understands what primary sources reveal about the human cost of Stalinist totalitarianism in the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s
 Standard 40.  Understands the search for peace and stability throughout the world in the 1920s and 1930s
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the collapse of the German, Hapsburg, and Ottoman Empires and the creation of new states affected international relations in Europe and the Middle East
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the collapse of the German Empire affected international relations in Europe
     2.Understands how the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire affected international relations in Europe
     3.Understands how the collapse of the Ottoman Empire affected international relations in Europe
     4.Understands how the collapse of the German Empire affected international relations in the Middle East
     5.Understands how the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire affected international relations in the Middle East
     6.Understands how the collapse of the Ottoman Empire affected international relations in the Middle East
     7.Understands how the creation of new states affected international relations in Europe
     8.Understands how the creation of new states affected international relations in the Middle East