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The development of communism in Russia was heavily influenced by the ideas and actions of three men: Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Leon Trotsky. The complex personal and political tensions that existed between these three men guided the development of communism in Russia. Students will complete a timeline that highlights the actions of Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky in a traditional storyboard. Create a blank template using the example storyboard above. The opening cell asks the essential question for this activity. Students must:
provide a storyboard graphic that captures the action described at the top of the cell
provide a more detailed overview of the action in the caption at the bottom of the cell
Development of Communism in Russia
Early Soviet Union Communist Leaders
WWI was disastrous for Russia.
The German government smuggled Lenin into Russia.
Red Army against the White Army.
Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky developed a communist Russia.
Death of Lenin
Stalin sent agents to kill Trotsky in Mexico.
Stalin's Industrial Plans
Stalin's Agricultural Plans
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