Monday 1.8
Tuesday 1.9
Wednesday 1.10
Thursday 1.11
Friday 1.10
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SWBAT: Analyze the Russian constitution to explain political institutions of Russia

Do Now:
FRQ Practice

Agenda:
1. In groups, students will read excerpts from the __Russian Constitution__ and complete a chart that explains Russian political institutions.
2. Additionally, students will answer questions in preparation for guided discussion on Tuesday.
Questions are found on the Russian Constitution chart.

HWK: 1.Complete Part 2 Discussion Questions.

2. SG Part 2 Due Wed w/ Reading pp. 226-246
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SWBAT: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence to drive class discussion of Russian institutions

Do Now:
1.Explain Russia’s semi-presidential system.
2. Why is Russia considered an illiberal democracy?

Agenda:
1. Students will discuss findings from research that answers the discussion questions from Monday.
2. Discuss political institutions of Russia using PPT and answer essential questions. Political systems and elections. __Slide Link__

>Why does Russia have asymetric federalism?
>What makes Russia’s system presidential? Parliamentary?


HWK:
Conclude Section 2 of SG w/Reading pp. 226-246
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SWBAT: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence to drive class discussion of Russian institutions

Do Now: Vocab Practice Review

1. Continue and conclude discussion of Russian political institutions.
>Legislature
>Judiciary
>Russian military
>Linkage institutions
2. Use SG for guided discussion of Students as well as PPT for reinforcement. Assign each group questions for share out.

HWK: Read __Czar Putin__ article
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SWBAT:Evaluate the author’s claim concerning Putin compared to information provided in the film The Putin Way

Do Now:
FRQ practice

1.Tie up any loose ends from Institutions
2. Russian democracy under Putin.
>Watch __The Putin Way__
>Discuss articles

HWK: Read Democracy Under Putin Article
Complete Putin analysis questions
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SWBAT:Evaluate the author’s claim concerning democracy under Putin

Do NOW: Do you think Putin is a good leader? Why?

1. Article Discussion questions.
2. Students will analyze a variety of resources to answer the following:
Is Russia a democracy? An illiberal regime? Authoritarian regime? Prove your answer with four specific pieces of evidence.
What changes has Putin made which have made power in Russia more centralized?
What direction is Russia moving – toward democracy or toward becoming more authoritarian? Prove your answer with four pieces of evidence.

HWK: Analysis Questions/CEAR Russia