Steve Barnes: Gulag Readings

The Gulag Lecture (3): Readings In my last post on teaching the Gulag in a survey course, I want to turn attention briefly to readings. In this, I doubt I will offer many suggestions that Russian history specialists are unaware of, but perhaps other instructors will find it helpful. We have a vast treasure of […]

Steve Barnes: Teaching the Gulag with Images

The Gulag Lecture (2): The Images When I give my Gulag lecture, I use quite a number of images and for many different reasons. In some cases, they simply provide illustration to back up and reinforce the things I am talking about. In others, the image itself becomes an integral part of the lesson, and […]

Steve Barnes: Goals for Teaching the Gulag

The Gulag Lecture (1): The Fundamental Questions First, let me congratulate Karl Qualls on the creation of Teaching History. I am excited that a new blog with significant focus on Russian history has appeared, but even more excited that the blog focuses on teaching. At Russian History Blog (http://russianhistoryblog.org), we do talk about teaching issues […]