HIS 102
Unit 6:  Russia in Revolt?

 
 
Winter

Winter in St. Petersburg, Russia.  A good or a bad time to launch a revolution?  The Decembrists found out in 1825 that it was a bad time.

 
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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit
  • There is also some information about Romanticism, mp3 file or txt.
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
  • See the videos dealing with the Decembrists in the HIS 241 course.
  • For extra credit please suggest to your instructor a relevant video for this unit of the course. Send the title of the video, the URL and a brief explanation of why you find the video interesting and applicable to the material that is being studied in this unit.
Extra Credit Options
  • For up to 25 points of extra credit, read the material on the Russian Decembrists and then submit the Decembrists paragraph.
  • For up to 25 points of extra credit, read some selections of Romantic Poems and write a one-page paper in which you examine some of the main characteristics of the Romantic era.  Please be sure to include quoted material.
  • For up to 25 points of extra credit, read Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and in a one-page paper note some of the main characteristics of the Romantic movement that were apparent in the poem.
  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, write a paragraph in which you compare and contrast the start of Napoleon's invasion of Russia with its finish.
  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, it is no wonder that the talented Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin could get himself into trouble as a result of his connections to the Decembrists.  Read his short, To the Emperor Nicholas I (1826) and comment on his situation in a paragraph.
  • For up to 5 points of extra credit, answer the Romanticism study sheet questions.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send your instructor the title of the site, the URL and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.
Unit Learning Objectives
  • Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) explain the development of Decembrist conspiracies and (2) assess the outcomes of the failed revolt.
 
 

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