Teachers' Resources for
Russia

Lessons and Activities for Teachers Using Maggie's "Russia" Adventure in the Classroom

 
Educational Framework for "Russia"

"A Cartoon Scavenger Hunt"

A Cartoon Scavenger Hunt! Your students will have fun, gain needed practice in identifying details, and learn more about Russia when doing this scavenger hunt about our cartoon, 'Rushin' River!

 
Language Arts
Letters From Rifka
Integrated lesson ideas to accompany the popular novel, Letters From Rifka by Karen Hesse for intermediate students.

The Littlest Matryoshka
Integrated lesson plans to accompany this beautiful picture book by Corrine Demas Bliss for primary students.

Three Russian Folktales and Activities
Tales from Russia and activities based on multiple intelligence theory to enhance understanding of the literature.

Matryoshka Dolls
Learn more about this famous Russian handicraft and design your own set of dolls!

Samovars
Discover this unique Russian teapot that sits everywhere – from Russian homes to Russian trains!

Math

Russian Guidebook Conversions

Give your students practice in understanding the relationship between the metric system and the English system by using these measurement facts about Russian animals.

Cooking With Math
Math is tasty when you cook up some blini problems!

Matryoshka Explorations
Multiple your matryoshkas when you explore beginning multiplication concepts.

Lost in Russia
Students will learn about the vastness of this country while completing time/ distance problems and explaining their answers.

Social Studies
Four Critical Thinking Geography Activities – Explore maps and our changing world with these four thought provoking articles and activities.

The Geography of Russia
Three biomes are prevalent in Russia – read about them and learn more by completing these meaningful follow-up activities.

Breakfast In Russia
Find out about the eating habits of the Russian people.

Matryoshka Dolls
Learn more about this famous Russian handicraft and design your own set of dolls!

Samovars
Discover this unique Russian "teapot" that sits everywhere – from Russian homes to Russian trains!

Science
Land of No Trees
Read about the arctic tundra – imagine yourself living in this frozen Russian landscape. Included are some fun science experiments.

The Geography of Russia
Three biomes are prevalent in Russia – read about them and learn more by completing these meaningful follow-up activities.

Invasive Species Experiment
Learn the ways a species can invade an environment by performing this experiment.

Critical Thinking Skills
Thinking About Matryoshka Dolls
Your primary students can practice logical thinking skills when completing this activity.

Thinking About St. Petersburg
Your intermediate students can practice logical thinking skills and will learn more about St. Petersburg when completing this activity.

Four Critical Thinking Geography Activities – Explore maps and our changing world with these four thought provoking articles and activities.

Suggested Reading and Follow-Up Activities
Suggested Russian Reading
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