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Resources to help you complete your presentations. Please use this guide after you have read the pages in "Patterns of Interactions"

Visual presentation requirements

  • Each presentation should contain exactly 13 slides and last for approximately 7 minutes.
  • Each slide must contain at least one image
  • The organization of your slides/presentation is up to your group, and your 13th slide must contain your group's required image.


Note-taking guide requirements

  • Each group is responsible for creating a note-taking guide for your classmates to use as they listen to your presentation.
  • Suggestions for how to create effective note-taking guides are listed in the project rubric.
  • Your group must bring 20 copies of your note-taking guide to class on the day that you are scheduled to present.

Russian Revolution key terms

Patterns of Interaction, pp. 867-879

proletariat Five-year Plan Bolsheviks collective farm
Lenin Great Purge Stalin

Chinese Revolution of 1911 key terms

Patterns of Interaction, pp. 882-886

Koumintang Sun Yixian May Fourth Movement Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Party Jiang Jieshi Long March

Spanish Civil War key terms

Patterns of Interaction, pp. 916-917

Hitler Mussolini Axis Powers "May Days"
Francisco Franco Fascism Red Terror

Nationalist Movement in India/Rise of Gandhi key terms

Patterns of Interaction, pp. 882-886

Rowlatt Acts civil disobedience Amritsar Massacre
Salt March Mohandas K. Ghandi Mustafa Kemal

Social Sciences in Uncertain Times (Arts, Literature, Music, and Sciences)

Patterns of Interaction, pp. 897-901

Albert Einstein Theory of Relativity Sigmund Freud Cubism
Existentialism Constructivism Surrealism Dadaism
jazz Salvador Dali Guernica Futurism


Your assignment

You and your groupmates will create a visual presentation and notetaking guide to teach your classmates about your assigned topic. Your presentation should answer the following questions about your assigned topic:


  • Who was involved? Who were the leaders? Who fought it (opposition)?


  • What is it about? What motivated it? What caused it? Present and analyze the key events/works.


  • When does it begin and end? Don't oversimplify--was this a long time coming or was there a straw that broke the camel's back?


  • Use maps and/or visuals to show the regions of the world that was most impacted by this. 
  • Were other areas impacted? Explain.


  • Why is this still important today?
  • Think about long-term effects this has had on the region and the world.


  • How was this related to/impacted by WWI?