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#670. Russia in Search of Democracy

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Posted Sat Oct 17 07:22:59 PDT 1998 by Barbara Clarke (
Central High School, Martinsburg, PA 16662 USA
Materials Required: Depends upon the subject area selected
Activity Time: One class to several weeks
Concepts Taught: Special ed., art, social studies, business ed., elementary, English, distance learning

1997 Fulbright-Hays Curriculum Development Small Group Project in Russia
A Joint Effort of Kutztown University of Pa. and the Pa. State Education Association
directed by Dr. Mary E. Theis, Associate Professor of Russian and French, Foreign Language Department, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA and Coralee Owlett, PSEA Representative, Social Studies Chair, Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro, PA
hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Summer 1997
These Pennsylvania K-12 teachers prepared the following mini-units to update the curriculum offerings in basic education relevant to the current transition in Russia to a more democratic form of government and a market economy. The units covering a wide range of disciplines and grade levels are based on a six-week program of study of Russian and Russian culture through language classes, lectures, and excursions to relevant cultural sites in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novgorodd in the summore of 1997. Support for this project came from a Fulbright grant, Kutztown University, and the Pa. State Ed. Association. We are very grateful for that support and hope that you will make the fruits of that generosity available to as many teachers and school districts as possible in your region and state.
Kelly Bruckart-Special Education-Franklin Area School District, Franklin (A Look at Russian Schools)
Daniel Burns-Art Education-Hempfield School District, Landisville (Russia: History, Culture, Traditions, Arts)
Thomas Campbell-Social Studies-Kutztown Jr. High School, Kutztown (Russian and American Youth: A Comparison of Attitudes and Interests)
Barbara Clarke-Business Education-Central High School, Martinsburg (Global Education for the Keyboarding Student-Russia 1997)
Linda Cook-Elementary Education-Commodore Perry School, Hadley (Russia Across the Elementary School Curriculum: Grades 2-6)
Mary Anne Cousins-English-Corry Area Jr-Sr Hight School, Corry (Music, an International Approach: How Does It Represent a Nation's Teenagers?)
Richard Gittins-Distance Learning Coordinator-Deer Lakes Jr-Sr High School, Russellton (Russian-American Internet Cultural Exchanges: Keypal Units on Russia's Food, Sports, Space Station and Television)
Thomas Joyce, French & Russian-Pine Richland High School, Gibsonia (The Use of Advertisement to Assist in the Pronunciation of the Cyrillic Alphabet)
Coralee Owlett-Social Studies Chair-Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro (Russia in Search of Democracy)
Linda Raschiatore-Elementary Education-Kiski Area School District, Vandergrift (An Interview with a Russian Student: Age 10-12)
Peter Regeski-Social Studies-Mountain View Jr-Sr High School, Kingsley (Absolute Monarchy in Russian and World History)
Carolyn Sherman-Social Studies-Radnor High School, Radnor (The Collapse of the Soviet Union: An Overview Designed for Academically Able High School Students)
To obtain copies of these projects or (for the visually impaired) an audio cassette lising the titles or the contents of individual projects, please contact Dr. Mary Theis, Office of International Studies, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530 (e-mail address: (phone: 610-683-1390 or 610-683-4742).