The above is not a finite list - if you have another request then pass it by your teacher for approval.
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
This is a collection of primary and multi-media materials relating to 17 key moments in the history of the Soviet Union from 1917-1991. Each section contains an introductory essay plus access to digitised government documents, photographs and multi-media clips. Links are also provided to related web sites.
The Deepening of the Russian Revolution 1917
This is a good source for both online and print primary documents about the 1917 Revolution. One of the most engaging aspects of this site for student is the interactive parallel timelines for workers, peasants, soldiers and activists.
Eyewitness Accounts: Visitors to Soviet Russia 1917-1928
A series of reports, photographs and other documents of eye witness accounts of the early years of the Soviet Union by foreign visitors.
Time Magazine: The Bolshevik October Revolution in Pictures
Time magazine’s compelling photo essay allows students to see the events of 1917 through the lens of gorgeous black and white photos taken during the Revolution.
Sources of Evidence
An online teaching module on 1917 with a great section of primary sources including revolutionary songs, pictures and maps.
KEY QUESTION: What were the reasons for Tsar Nicholas's downfall?
HYPOTHESIS: The downfall of the Tsarist regime in Russia was due to a combination of Nicholas's own weaknesses and failures, the growth of grievances by broad groups of citizens, and the impact on Russia of major events of the time.
KEY QUESTION: What were the consequences of the Tsar's involvement of Russia in WWI?
HYPOTHESIS: The disastrous consequences of the Tsar Nicholas's involvement of Russia in WWI directly contributed to the collapse of the Tsarist regime.
KEY QUESTION: What caused the October Revolution?
HYPOTHESIS: The October Revolution succeeded because the weakness the Provisional Government, continuing economic and social problems, and the growing unrest of the Russian people created an environment which the Soviets were able to exploit for their own purposes.
What were the weaknesses and mistakes of the Provisional Government?
What were the economic and social problems that affected Russia under the Provisional Government?
What roles did Trotsky and Lenin play?
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can now be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
Currency: Timeliness of the information
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
Authority: Source of the information
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: Reason the information exists
1. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
2. Use a Google command to limit results to a CERTAIN DOMAIN
eg ethanol site:gov
3. To check the authority of a website when it is not clear who the author / authority is, go to the end of the URL in the Google search box, cut back to the first forward slash (/) and hit 'Enter'. This will take you to the Home Page of the website, and you can see the full name of the source.
4. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 years would be sufficient for a recent search.
Google Books can be very frustrating because often much of the book is missing and you are expected to purchase it to read the full content. So after you put in your search term you are interested in (eg biodiesel), and get some results up, you should then go immediately to the (on the left - above 'About this box') and type in a particular word or term you are interested in (eg CO2 emissions) you should get a number of pages pop up. Choose one that looks useful - you should get some good results this way!