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Russia’s medieval roots ended with the arrival of the Mongol Horde. The last stop on the Mongol destruction tour landed in Russia . Russia is not destroyed by the Mongols. However it is both delayed and isolated. Below are some LEGO recreation of the most important parts. Consider this our 21st Century attempt to relive the  Primary Chronicle . Our Russian History students have become a modern-day version of  Nestor the Chronicler . Find their work below…

Russia’s medieval roots ended with the arrival of the Mongol Horde. The last stop on the Mongol destruction tour landed in Russia . Russia is not destroyed by the Mongols. However it is both delayed and isolated. Below are some LEGO recreation of the most important parts. Consider this our 21st Century attempt to relive the Primary Chronicle. Our Russian History students have become a modern-day version of Nestor the Chronicler. Find their work below…


Follow the simple steps below to create your own SIX-panel LEGO review of your assigned topic:

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STEP ONE: RESEARCH/BRAINSTORM
With your group, look back over the content on your topic. Then, brainstorm some ideas as to how you could use our LEGO stash to recreate your topics.

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STEP THREE: DRAW YOUR SIX SCENES
Frame out how your six scenes should look on THIS STORYBOARD. You will turn this in. Then, draw your scenes using dialogue, narration, vocabulary, and historical figures.

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STEP TWO: PLAN OUT SIX SCENES
Use THIS STORYBOARD to guide out your thinking. Break your topic into six scenes.

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STEP FOUR: CREATE YOUR SCENES
Based off your STORYBOARD, use our LEGO stash to recreate the historical events. Email your pics to ben.freeman@lcps.org and turn in your storyboards.


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The Chronicle of Mongol Life

“Vikings are sailing across the sea.”

“The Vikings land on the shore.”

“The vikings kill and terrorize.”

“They are promptly kicked out.”

“Civil war, death and destruction ensue because the Vikings left.”

“Vikings (Rurik and his two brothers) are invited back in.”


The Chronicle of Subutai the Destroyer

The Chronicle of Novgorod Life

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“The people of Novgorod love fishing (especially since they live on a river)!”

“A person ringing the bell (This bell came to symbolize the Republic of Novgorod)”

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“Alexander Nevsky (the GOAT) protecting Lord Novgorod The Great from the Swedes (he defeated the Swedes… like… alot)”


The Chronicle of Alexander Nevsky and the Dreaded Swedes!

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“With Russia in trouble from the invading Swedes, the Russians ask for help from their hero, Alexander Nevsky!”

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“Even more Nevsky vs. Swedes action!”

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“Russians and the Swedes do battle!”

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“Alexander Nevsky takes on the dreaded Swedes who continually threaten the brave Novgorodians from the West”

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“Nevsky leaves Swedes bodies throughout the battlefield. I’m sure we’ll never hear the end of this!”


The Chronicle of Alexander Nevsky vs the Germans

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“Nevsky is fishing and a guy comes to tell him that the Germans are coming!”

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“Nevsky talks to the townspeople to get them to fight!”

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“The Germans and Nevsky meet at the Frozen River”

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“Some knights drown in the river and Nevsky wins the Battle of the Ice”

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“Nevsky lets the German people go to warn others what happens if they EVER return”

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“Nevsky allows for the killing of the German military leaders.”


The Chronicle of Battle of Kulikovo Field

Vladimir converted his people to Christianity

Vladimir dragged statues of the Slavic God Perun, on the ground.

Vladimir beat 4 of his brothers to win the Throne.

Vladimir led conquests to expand his empire.

Vladimir drank (alcohol) a lot.



The Chronicle of Ivan the Great

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“Ivan launches a war against fellow Russian city Novgorod”

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“Of course Ivan wins and annexes Novgorod. He’s great!”

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“Ivan refuses to pay tribute to the Mongol Horde”

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“The Mongols did not have the strength to attack so they stood across the Ugra River”

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“Ivan’s first wife, Maria, dies”

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“Ivan marries Zoe, a Byzantine Princess”

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“Ivan III becomes TSAR Ivan III!”

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“Ivan dies in 1505… :( “


The Chronicle of the Vasili III the Adequate

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“Vasilli continued the expansion of his father, Ivan III The Great”

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“Vasilli makes a new friend! It’s the Holy Roman Empire”

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“Vasilli finds a cool rock…”

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“Vasilli takes a nap on the rock… no need to overexert yourself there, Vasilli. You’re doing a solid job!”

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“Vasilli meets new friends. This time its the Mughals and the Ottomans! (He was a legit pen pal with Babur”

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“You guys… Vasilli HAD A BABY! I’m sure he’ll be fine. At least adequate. As long as he’s not terrible, everything should be fine”