Unit 6: Russia in Revolt?
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.
must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
- Read chapter 20 in the textbook.
- Read my remarks on Tsar Alexander I and the Decembrists.
- Study the Questions to Consider and the Key Terms for the unit.
- Post (or respond) with your thoughts/ideas/comments about this unit's reading in the discussion forum (5 points).
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
- There is also some information about Romanticism, mp3 file or txt.
Extra Credit Options
- 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.
Unit Learning Objectives
- 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
- 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.
- 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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