Hello History Teachers!
Do you teach Russian and Soviet history at A-Level, IB or GCSE?
Would you like to give your students the competitive advantage of on-line seminars with me, Orlando Figes, one of the world's leading historians of the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union?
Would you like to use the teaching resources I have designed especially for schools, including my responses to popular exam questions at A-level?
I am Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, and the author of eight books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy, which have been translated into 30 languages.
Keen to engage with the teaching of my subject in schools and colleges, I have designed a free website www.orlandofiges.info which brings together my ideas about how to study the Russian Revolution and Soviet history. It is best used together with my short book for schools, Revolutionary Russia 1891 - 1991 (Pelican, 2014).
For a small subscription (£49.99 per year for schools and £7.99 per year for individuals) teachers can get access to the premium site www.revolutionaryrussia.com where they will find more more teaching resources, including:
Here is a short extract of a 40-minute seminar I had last month with the students of the International School of Toulouse:
And this is what their teacher said:
"The live video conference my students had with Professor Figes was a brilliant experience. The classroom task of formulating the 'big' questions in advance, then having them answered by a leading professional historian, was highly motivational. It resulted in some sparkling insights which students will find invaluable in giving them 'the edge' in the final examinations. My class came away from the experience full of enthusiasm for the way in which Professor Figes brought the subject alive in an accessible but intellectually stimulating manner". Russel Tarr, Head of History at the International School of Toulouse and author of www.activehistory.co.uk
For a chance to win a FREE seminar with me on Google Hangout write to me at email@example.com by 21 November with the name and email of your school and the questions you would like to discuss in the seminar. Eight schools will receive an invitation to the seminar.
For further information and feedback please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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