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This series of lessons will explore the rich and diverse history of Ukraine, from the ancient civilization of Kievan Rus to the present day. Students will learn about the country's cultural and political heritage, including its struggles for independence and democracy, and its contributions to art, literature, and science.

The 10 lessons are as follows:

  • The emergence of the Kievan Rus in the 9th century
  • The Mongol Invasion in the 13th century
  • The Union of Lublin in 1569
  • The Cossack Uprising in the 17th century
  • The Partitions of Poland in the late 18th century
  • The Ukrainian War of Independence in 1917-1921
  • The Holodomor Famine of 1932-1933
  • The Chernobyl Disaster of 1986
  • The Orange Revolution of 2004
  •  The Euromaidan protests in 2013-2014



In each lesson, students will…


  • Study the context of the topic
  • Sort a timeline of the events into the correct order.
  • Watch a video and answer questions on the content.
  • Study historical perspectives of the topic.
  • A study of images and artifacts from the period and what they can teach us.
  • Sort factors into order of relevance and significance
  • Agree on a grading matrix for answering a written question.
  • Read an example answer and look for what went well and even better if.
  • Try writing your own answer to the topic question.
  • Tackle a stretch task to take your learning further



These lessons have been created by Wolsey Academy. Each lesson has been taught to high-school students successfully.


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The History of Ukraine 1000CE – 2014CE (10 lessons)

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