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Russian:
Russian Cities, Russian Stories

Video Summary
In this lesson, Russian I and Russian IV students meet to discuss Russian geography and the origins of Russian city names. Working in mixed-level groups, they read and interpret a story derived from their geography lesson. They conclude by creating and then presenting their own stories to the class. In a separate activity, Russian IV students debate the role of the leader in Russian history after reading an article about Vladimir Putin.

Standards Addressed

Communication:

Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational

Cultures:

Products

Connections:

Making Connections

Comparisons:

Language, Cultural



Key Terms
authentic materials
heritage speaker
native speaker
proficiency level
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images from Shuffelton Russian class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Jane Shuffelton
Language: Russian I and IV
Grades: 9-12
School: Brighton High School, Rochester, New York
Lesson Date: March 6
Class Size: 20
Schedule: 45 minutes; modular schedule*

*Russian I meets four times every six days: three times by themselves and one time with Russian IV. Russian IV meets three times every six days: two times by themselves and one time with Russian I.

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