Edexcel GCSE History: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917–41

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30 Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917–41

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 38-39.

Topics include:

Key topic 1: The revolutions of 1917

  • 1 Russia in early 1917
  • 2 The February Revolution
  • 3 The Provisional Government
  • 4 The Bolshevik Revolution

Key topic 2: The Bolsheviks in power, 1917–24

  • 1 Early consolidation of power, 1917–18
  • 2 The Civil War, 1918–21
  • 3 Moves towards totalitarianism
  • 4 Economic and social change, 1918–24

Key topic 3: Stalin’s rise to power and dictatorship, 1924–41

  • 1 The struggle for power, 1924–28
  • 2 The use of terror in the 1930s
  • 3 Propaganda and censorship
  • 4 The Cult of Stalin

Key topic 4: Economic and social changes, 1924–41

  • 1 Agriculture and collectivisation
  • 2 Changes in industry
  • 3 Life in the Soviet Union
  • 4 The position of women and ethnic minorities

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • Edexcel GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • L1 Card Sort Activity For Causes Of 1905 Revolution (docx)
  • L1 Card Sort Activity For Causes Of 1905 Revolution (pdf)
  • L1 Imperial Russia Blank Map (pdf)
  • L1 Imperial Russia Blank Map (doc)
  • L1 Nicholas Ii Diagram (pptx)
  • L1 Nicholas Ii Diagram (pdf)
  • L1 Russia 1905-1914 (pptx)
  • L1 Russia Up To 1914 (pptx)
  • L1 Russian Up To 1914 Homework (pdf)
  • L1 Stolypin Reforms Comprehension Sheet (doc)
  • L1 Stolypin Reforms Comprehension Sheet (pdf)
  • L10 Five Year Plans (doc)
  • L10 Five Year Plans (pdf)
  • L11 Russia And Wwii (pptx)
  • L11 Stalin And Wwii (pdf)
  • L11 Stalin And Wwii (docx)
  • L2 The Impact Of The First World War On Russia (pdf)
  • L2 The Impact Of The First World War On Russia (docx)
  • L2 Wwi Brusilov Offensive (mp4)
  • L3 1917 Revolutions (pptx)
  • L3 Homework (doc)
  • L3 Homework (pdf)
  • L3 Russian Revolution Worksheet (pdf)
  • L3 Russian Revolution Worksheet (doc)
  • L3 The Russian Revolution 1917 (mp4)
  • L3 Vladimir Lenin Biography (mp4)
  • L3 What Problems Faced The Provisional Government Charts (docx)
  • L3 What Problems Faced The Provisional Government Charts (pdf)
  • L4 Civil War Market Place Information (pdf)
  • L4 Civil War Market Place Information (docx)
  • L4 Practice Conclusions Civil War (docx)
  • L4 Practice Conclusions Civil War (pdf)
  • L4 Russian Civil War (pptx)
  • L4 Russian Civil War 3 Minute History (mp4)
  • L4 Tsar S Family Death National Geographic (mp4)
  • L4 Why Did The Bolsheviks Win The Civil War (pdf)
  • L4 Why Did The Bolsheviks Win The Civil War (docx)
  • L5 Lenin S Economic Policy- From War Communism To Nep (mp4)
  • L5 New Economic Policy (pdf)
  • L5 New Economic Policy (doc)
  • L5 New Economic Policy Comprehension Sheet (doc)
  • L5 New Economic Policy Comprehension Sheet (pdf)
  • L5 Russian Economic Policies (pptx)
  • L5 The Kronstadt Uprising (mp4)
  • L5 War Communism (mp4)
  • L5 War Communism Principles Chart (docx)
  • L5 War Communism Principles Chart (pdf)
  • L5 What Was Lenin S New Economic Policy- Ap Euro Bit By Bit 40 (mp4)
  • L6 Did Lenin Succeed In Establishing A Communist State In Russia (docx)
  • L6 Did Lenin Succeed In Establishing A Communist State In Russia (pdf)
  • L6 Stalin S Rise To Power (pptx)
  • L6 Stalin V Trotsky (doc)
  • L6 Stalin V Trotsky (pdf)
  • L6 Theories About The Purges Sheet (docx)
  • L6 Theories About The Purges Sheet (pdf)
  • L7 Lenin Dies (pptx)
  • L7 Lenin S Funeral Moscow 1924 (mp4)
  • L8 Stalin S Apparatus Of Terror Chart (pdf)
  • L8 Stalin S Apparatus Of Terror Chart (docx)
  • L8 Terror Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L8 Terror Information Sheet (doc)
  • L8 Terrors Worksheet (pdf)
  • L8 Terrors Worksheet (doc)
  • L9 Causes Of Collectivisation Statements (docx)
  • L9 Causes Of Collectivisation Statements (pdf)
  • L9 To What Extent Was Collectivisation A Success Revision Notes (docx)
  • L9 To What Extent Was Collectivisation A Success Revision Notes (pdf)