Essay - Causes of the Revolution of March 1917 Due Friday, Sept.

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Task:   Write an essay answering the question, “Were the failures of the Tsar before and during the war the main cause of the March 1917 revolution?” Include information on events that took place before WWI, during the WWI, and the conditions that finally led to revolution and the abdication of the Tsar. Use pages 24-36 in your textbook to help you.

Essay Rubric: Competences Demonstrate an ability to understand, interpret, evaluate and use a range of sources as evidence, in their historical context. Grade 2 The student has used information from the textbook or other reliable sources to support his/her ideas. The student has shown some arguments supporting or disputing the question. Grade 4 The student has used information from the textbook or other reliable sources to support his/her ideas. The student has written a minimum four paragraphs. The essay explains the student’s position as to whether the Tsar’s failures were responsible for the revolution. Grade 6 The student has used information from the textbook or other reliable sources to support his/her ideas. The student has written a minimum four paragraphs. The essay shows that the student has made a conclusive decision one way or the other as to whether the Tsar’s failures were responsible for the revolution. The essay includes points that explain the other side of the argument. The essay includes factual evidence to support each idea/argument. The essay demonstrates a thorough understanding of the reading material. The work has few spelling/ grammatical errors.

The work has been checked for spelling/grammatical The essay includes erorrs. points that explain the other side of the argument. The essay includes evidence to support ideas/argument.

The essay demonstrates an understanding of the reading material. The work has been checked for spelling/ grammatical errors.

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