K-12 Text Resources and Lesson Plans at REEEC

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Lesson Plans

Headstart Curriculum

Themes: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Culture and Crafts
Time: 30-minute class periods.
Target Audience: Children, ages 3 to 7

Developed by: Samantha Celmer
Outreach and Programming Coordinator of REEEC (2015-2016)

Benjamin Krupp
PhD Student in the Department of Anthropology

Rivers of Siberia and the Russian Far East

Subject: Social Studies/Geography
Themes: Rivers, Transportation, Economic and Political Development, Russia
Time: 4 (50 minute) class periods.
Target Audience: Advanced High School Students and Community College

Developed by: Devon Lechtenberg, Ph.D.
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science

Everyday life under Late socialism

Subject: Social Studies/Modern History
Themes: Late Socialism, Daily Life, Shortage, Economy, Eastern Europe
Time: 3 (50 minute) class periods.
Target Audience: 9-12, Community College

Developed By: Zsuzsánna Magdó, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of History

Educational Opportunities for Physically Handicapped Students in Eastern Europe

Subject:Social Studies/Sociology, International and Global Studies, Comparative Politics, Media Studies
Themes: Disability, Human Rights, Law, Education
Time: 3 (50 minute) class periods.
Target Audience: High School Students and Community College

Developed by: Nellie Manis, M.A.
Russian, East European and Eurasian Center

BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE

Subject: Social Studies/Modern History
Themes: Stalin, youth, Soviet Union, political culture, everyday life
Time: 1 (50 minute) class period.
Target Audience: Middle School Students

Developed by: Andrew Dolinar, B.A.
Russian, East European and Eurasian Center

2011 Curriculum Development Workshop - VIOLENCE OVERLOAD? PROMOTING SENSITIVITY TO HUMAN SUFFERING: THE CASE OF BOSNIA

Subject: Social Studies/History, Political Science, Media
Themes: Genocide, Human Rights, Memory, Balkans.
Time: 11 (50 minute) class periods.
Target Audience: 9-12, Community College, or Supplementary to Collegiate Survey Courses

Worshop Developed By: Judith Pintar, Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

Rob Whiting, Visiting Professor
Department of Geography

Elana Jakel, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of History

Lesson Plans Developed By: Adam Schmitt, Social Studies Teacher
Lincoln Junior High School, Naperville, IL

Documentary Film Curricula

Putin's Kiss

Subject: Social Studies/Modern History/Contemporary World Politics
Themes: Contemporary Russia, democracy, authoritarianism, civil society, press freedoms, youth movements
Time: 2-3 (55 minute) class periods or option of 1-2 class period(s).
Target Audience: 9th-12th grade

Developed By: Alisha Kirchoff
Associate Director (2010-2015)
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois

Slavic Story and Craft Curricula

Themes: Slavic stories, songs and crafts.
Time: 26 (60 minute) class periods.
Target Audience: Children in Kindergarten or Primary School

Developed By: Jennifer Bylsma, Assistant Outreach Coordinator
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Curriculum Development Resources

These materials are available for short-term loan through the Multimedia Library. Please contact us with requests for access at: reec@illinois.edu.

Resources by Subject

This section lists resources for general reference and the teaching of geography, history, music, and languages.