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Topic: History of Belarus

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Materials:

Procedure:

  1. Check previous homework.
  2. Introduction to Belarus and its history.
  3. Early Settlements in Belarus.
  4. Independence and the Soviet Era.
  5. Modern Day Belarus.
  6. Group Activity: Analyzing the Impact of Historical Events in Belarusian Society.
  7. Homework Assignment.

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Assessment:

Script:

Hello class, today we will be learning about the history of Belarus. First, let's check our previous homework. Can someone please come up and present their answers to the class? Great job! Now, let's dive into the history of Belarus.

Early Settlements in Belarus

Belarus was first settled by Slavic tribes in the 6th century. {Include picture of a Slavic tribe} These tribes formed a loose confederation called the Kievan Rus. {Include picture of the Kievan Rus} In the 16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took control of Belarus. {Include picture of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth}

Independence and the Soviet Era

Belarus declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. {Include picture of the Belarusian flag} However, Belarus has remained closely tied to Russia, and the two countries have a strong economic relationship. {Include picture of a map of Belarus and Russia} During the Soviet Era, Belarus suffered from government oppression and forced labor camps. {Include picture of a forced labor camp}

Modern Day Belarus

Today, Belarus has a President who has been in power since 1994. {Include picture of the current President of Belarus} The government is often criticized for its lack of democratic elections and freedom of speech. {Include picture of a protest in Belarus}

Group Activity: Analyzing the Impact of Historical Events in Belarusian Society

In small groups, please discuss the impact that historical events have had on Belarusian society and culture. Use your student cards to take notes, and be ready to present your findings to the class.

Homework Assignment

Please complete the following tasks:

  1. Identify three important historical figures in Belarusian history and explain their impact on society.
  2. Describe one significant event in Belarus's history and explain its impact on society.
  3. Compare and contrast the government systems of Belarus and the United States.

Creative Questions for Unexpected Breaks

  1. If you could travel back in time to any historical event in Belarus, which one would you choose and why?
  2. What impact do you think Belarus's geography has had on its history?
  3. How has the media played a role in Belarus's history?
  4. If you could interview one historical figure from Belarus, who would it be and what would you ask them?
  5. How has Belarus's history influenced its culture today?