Lesson 2: О лагере

SolovkyLesson Description:

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This is the second lesson in a series of nine based on films by Marina Goldovskaya. It is the first full lesson on the film «Власть соловецкая». In this lesson, you will watch a clip in which Dmitrii Likhachev, a famous Russian scholar and former political prisoner, talks about the visit of writer Maxim Gorky to the Solovki camp. The lesson consists of four parts: География и история, Архипелаг возникает, Последствия, and Заключение.

You can find the Помощник and Словарь at the end of the lesson for easy reference, but they are also available in the lesson in places where you are most likely to need them.

What You Will Learn:

In this lesson, you will learn about where the Solovki islands are located and some general information about their climate and nature. You will also learn about the place of Solovki in the history of the development of the camp system in the Soviet Union. You will read from and listen to excerpts of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s great work «Архипелаг ГУЛАГ». You will listen to different opinions about Maxim Gorky’s visit to Solovki, and you will read about tourism on Solovki now. You will practice working with prefixes.

Learning Tips:

Remember that perspectives on historical events can vary widely. In this lesson, you will encounter different opinions of one event.

This lesson is based on the film «Власть соловецкая». Use of excerpts from the films Solovky Power and Children of Ivan Kuzmich in the RAILS lessons is courtesy of Goldfilms.

pages Number of pages: 16
clock Estimated completion time: 1 hour, 20 minutes




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