Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Are all revolutions revolutionary?

Jason George who teaches at the Bryn Mawr School recommends a great op-ed from the New York Times by Simon Sebag Montefiore, a British historian. It's "Every Revolution Is Revolutionary in Its Own Way."

Jason also sent along a useful-looking set of questions he gave his students who read the article. I have to admit that I like the questions because Jason writes questions a lot like I do.

Check it out. I've added a link to the article in the "Russia" folder in the
"Links" section on the left of the Sharing Comparative group web page.

And I've added the questions (using the title "Every Revolution: questions") to the "File" section, also in the left margin of the group web page.

If you're teaching the AP course and don't have time now, try this topic after the exam: Revolutions Then and Now: Russia, Mexico, China, and Iran.
Evaluate Montefiore's thesis with all those examples as well as current events.

If you don't belong to the Sharing Comparative group, send a request to join from the group web page. PLEASE include your school name and a school e-mail or web site where we can confirm your status. We've made a concerted effort to limit membership to teachers.
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