World History Chapter 23 Section 5 Russia: Reform and Reaction
Ch. 23 Section 5
Russia: Reform and Reaction
1. Lesson Plan Focus
Russian czars recognized the need to reform Russia. However, they were reluctant to undermine absolutist rule, social stability, the Orthodox Church, and the dominant role of the Russian nationality. The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the development of industry in the 1890s failed to stem popular unrest. War with Japan, the events of Bloody Sunday, and long-term disaffection ignited a revolution in 1905. Promised reforms were abandoned soon after the revolution.
Guide for Reading
[Page numbers refer to the former text. (Questions, p. 598)]
Zemstvo, pogrom, refugee
Captions, answer in your Notebook.
2. In-class Instruct
Assign groups of students to create an annotated timeline and list the important events in Russian history from 1800-1914. Be sure to include significant events having to do with the following:
Peter and Catherine
Write a descriptive or explanatory note for each event on the time line. Fill in details from the text describing these Russian czars and their policies.
In conclusion, students should be able to generalize about this period in Russian history.
HW, Section 5 Review
Extra Credit #6-7