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Russia (Dodson): The Assignment

Assignment

Mr. Dodson

8th Cultural Geography

Unit Five (Russia) Presentation Assignment

Research a significant person in Russian history/culture and prepare an oral presentation meeting the following criteria:

1) Length – at least two minutes, not to exceed three minutes

2) Content

A) Significance – Why is this person famous/important?

B) Key Events – identify (with dates) key events in the person’s life, including broader

context of Russian/European/world history

C) Story – include at least one specific, interesting anecdote (preferably true!)

3) Organization – clear beginning, middle, end; coherent instead of random rambling

4) Delivery – pronunciation, familiarity with content, eye contact – you may use a notecard or similar aid to remember key dates and names, but you should present to the class and not simply read!

Vladimir I

Ivan III (the Great)

Ivan IV (the Terrible)

Peter I (the Great)

Catherine II (the Great)

Nicholas II

Lenin, Vladimir

Trotsky, Leo

Stalin, Josef

Khrushchev, Nikita

Brezhnev, Leonid

Gorbachev, Mikhail

Yeltsin, Boris

Putin, Vladimir

Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Pushkin, Alexander

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

Tolstoy, Leo

Tchaikovsky, Peter

Kalashnikov, Mikhail

Kasparov, Garry


Mr. Dodson

8th Cultural Geography

Unit Five (Russia) Presentation Assignment             /15

 

 

____ Length – at least two minutes, not to exceed three minutes (15 second margins)

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____ Significance – Why is this person famous/important?

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____ Key Events – identify (with dates) key events in the person’s life

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____ Story – include at least one interesting story (preferably true!) from this person’s life

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____ Organization – clear beginning, middle, end; coherent instead of random rambling

  2

____ Delivery – pronunciation, familiarity with content, eye contact

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