Class theme/topics discussed:
Current news – Отставка Лужкова.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
A class of this type familiarizes students with contemporary political and social life ion the Russian capital.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
handouts, general discussion.

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts, laptop, TV-screen, Internet.
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 9_Sept 28_Luzhkov
Lesson 9_Sept 28_Moscow Pictures

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It updates students on contemporary political issues in Russia.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 9
September 28, 2010

1. News of the day.

2. Reading the handout – discussing the questions and vocabulary.

3. Looking at the pictures of Moscow – before and after reconstructions initiated by Luzhkov (buildings that were changed)