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Who were the Tsar’s political opponents?

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  1. Who were the Tsar’s political opponents? early 1900s Marxism, revolutionary, Menshevik, Bolshevik, opponents, aims, supporters

  2. Connector Come up with your own anti-Tsarist slogan Eg, “Democratic not autocratic” Vote for the best slogan!

  3. Recap • Look at social pyramid • Learn each class in hierarchy, percentage, grievances, desires and job. • Describe a Tsar to person next to you

  4. Outcomes All to know about the four main opposition parties to the Tsar Most to have understood the different aims and methods of these parties Some to consider the relative threats of these parties to the Tsar

  5. Opponents to the Tsar Think and discuss: Who would not like the Tsar? Why would they not like the Tsar? Extension: Explain which of the Tsar’s political opponents would be his biggest threat.

  6. Activity The class will be divided into four groups, each looking at a different party. Social Democrats – Bolsheviks Social Democrats – Mensheviks Kadets Social Revolutionaries – Moderate & Anarchist You will have 15 minutes to read the information sheet and prepare a presentation to the class.

  7. Who would they support? You will now get an information sheet on all four of these opposition parties. You will have one minute to skim read this, then you will be asked which party certain groups of people would have supported.

  8. Who would they support? Peasants Which party would they support and why?

  9. Who would they support? Factory workers Which party would they support and why?

  10. Who would they support? University lecturers Which party would they support and why?

  11. Complete the table

  12. What threat were these parties? You will now pick up one of the laminated cards. You will have to decide how much of a threat the party your information sheet describes were to the Tsar. One side of the room represents no threat, the other side represents a huge threat to the Tsar. Position yourself in the room according to how dangerous the party you have was!

  13. Exam style question Describe the aims and beliefs of the opposition parties in Russia before the revolution in February 1917. (6 marks)

  14. Mark scheme Level 1, 1-3 MarksSimple statement of key feature(s) – the main point about the topic.1 mark per simple statement made. Level 2, 4-6 MarksDeveloped statements of key feature(s) – this is where a key feature is supported by factual detail.1 mark within level per developed statement.

  15. Example The Kadets believed that the government of Russia should be brought up to date. For example, they wanted the Tsar to have to accept the Duma’s rules and obey the Constitution.

  16. Homework Write a speech for one of the leaders of an anti-Tsarist party.

  17. Review and Recall Come up with a slogan that matches the different aims and beliefs of the four different opposition parties. Visually show how someone from each party would act towards the Tsar 1. Kadets (Liberals) 2. Social Revolutionaries 3. Mensheviks 4. Bolsheviks