Russia's War: An Introduction to the Crimean War: Live Session

Ms. Coupe, BA, MSLS
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(77)
Let's learn more about Russian history. This course introduces students to the Crimean War, 1853-1856. We will look at how the conflict began, the major engagements, key players, and how this war set the stage for World War I.

Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
This class is taught in English.
By the end of this course learners will have encountered influential people like Florence Nightingale, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Tsar Alexander II. They will see how these people shaped the Crimean war through their personal beliefs and attitudes. We will look at leading personalities and international laws that led to the war's outbreak. We will see the new technologies that changed the ways battles were fought, and the role of the press in swaying national opinion. Finally, we will set the stage for the First World War. 
I have a BA in History and Government and Political Philosophy, and am pursuing an MA in International Relations. My thesis examined Soviet espionage in the United States during World War II, the Communist Party of the United States, and McCarthyism. I have taught this class on the Crimean War as a FLEX course, in addition to teaching "Friday Spy Day" which discusses Soviet espionage in the United States. I have been teaching on Outschool for over two years, and have taught over 160 learners on topics such as the Russian Revolution, World War II, and the Holocaust. 
No homework is assigned for this course, and there is no test. However, I have a test and answer key pre-prepared and parents may request access to this test, and administer it to their learner(s). 
Students will need access to kahoot in order to participate in review games. Students may also wish to take notes during class. While there is no quiz, we will be going through a lot of information, and it may be helpful to take notes. 
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No homework is assigned for this course, and there is no test. However, I have a test and answer key pre-prepared and parents may request access to this test, and administer it to their learner(s). 
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course discusses topics such as war and international relations. Learners should be comfortable discussing and examining topics such as war technologies/ weapons, battle strategies, and bodily wounds. We will not go into intense details, but we will be discussing how this war impacted those involved, and new technologies and weapons certainly impacted them. This class is designed as an AP History course and is intended for mature students looking to learn more about Russian and Eastern European history. Learners with a strong understanding of European history and geography are encouraged to enroll. 

Learners under 14 years old are welcome to join, but they will need their guardian's permission sent to me before they will be allowed to enter the course. If your learner is under 14, please send me a message acknowledging your learner's enrollment. If I do not receive your permission, they will not be allowed to attend classes and may be unenrolled. 
Information presented in this course draws heavily on the book "The Crimean War: A History" by the award winning Russian historian Orlando Figes. I read this Mr. Figes book and designed the course curriculum based on the information presented in it. Students do not need to read the book or be familiar with the period in order to take this course. HOWEVER, I strongly recommend students have prior experience studying world history. 

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(77)
Hello there! I have a passion for history and I offer AP courses, tutoring, and social clubs in History, Political Science, Philosophy, writing, and literature. I have taught on Outschool for over 3 years, reaching over 200 learners. 

Group Class


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
70 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 14-18
3-8 learners per class

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