Putin's Illiberal Democracy

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Is Russia really a democracy? High school scholars explore Russian democracy under the leadership of President Putin. The resource provides opportunity for group discussion, writing, and research to understand Russia's political history, its turn to democracy, and Putin's reign. Academics also learn about such lack of political freedoms in Russia as limited minority rights. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Compare Putin's presidency to US presidents 
  • Discuss barriers to democracy in modern Russia
Classroom Considerations
  • Additional information on Vladimir Putin may be needed to understand the material 
Pros
  • Resource uses images to enhance pupils' engagement with text
  • The lesson provides information on past Russian leaders 
Cons
  • None