What do we already know about Peter the Great?
Peter the Great was a Russian Tsar who reigned from 1682-1725. His reign was marked by modernization and westernization of Russia. He created a powerful navy, expanded the Russian empire, and established St. Petersburg as the new capital of Russia. He was an enlightened ruler who sought to reform Russia and make it a great European power.
Peter the Great: An Enlightened Tsar of Russia
Absolutism: Peter the Great was a leader who believed in absolute rule and had complete control over his country. He was not limited by any laws or restrictions. Westernization: Peter the Great was a major proponent of westernization and modernization of Russia. He sought to bring in new technologies, styles, and ideas from the West. Military Reforms: Peter the Great reformed the military structure of Russia by creating a new army, navy and other military branches. He also created a new system of military ranks and regulations.
Peter the Great funded the first ever Russian newspaper, A Vedomosti in 1703. Peter the Great was very interested in shipbuilding and personally designed many of the ships in his navy. Peter the Great was so tall that he had to have his clothes specially made as he was 6 feet 8 inches tall.
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What were the most important reforms and accomplishments of Peter the Great?
How did Peter the Great's legacy shape Russia and the rest of Europe?
What challenges did Peter the Great face while enacting his reforms?
What are the implications of Peter the Great's reforms today?
Brain break: Draw a tree house with a rainbow coloured staircase that leads to it. There must be a big smiley face on the door.
Question: How did Peter the Great shape the Russian Empire? Clues: • He was the Tsar of Russia from 1682-1725. • He was instrumental in modernizing Russia. • He was known for his military successes. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to draw a timeline showing the major events of Peter the Great's reign. B. Create a visual representation of how Peter the Great shaped the Russian Empire.
In which year was Peter the Great born?
What was the name of Peter the Great's father?
- Alexis I of Russia
- Peter I of Russia
- Ivan V of Russia
- Nicholas I of Russia
Which war did Peter the Great fight in?
- Great Northern War
- World War II
- Hundred Years' War
- War of the Roses
What did Peter the Great establish in St. Petersburg, which became a symbol for his extensive reforms?
- The Admiralty Shipyard
- The Winter Palace
- The Hermitage Museum
- The Summer Garden
What was one major reform that Peter implemented during his reign?
- Westernization and modernization of Russia's economy and society.
- Reinforcement and expansion of traditional Russian values.
- Strengthening ties with China at expense to Europe.
- Establishment an oligarchical system.
Work together in pairs: What major reforms did Peter the Great enact during his reign as Tsar of Russia?