Lesson plans for ages 15-18 in History: Population Displacement in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Teaching Tools, 22 March 2007

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An ethnic Armenian refugee from Azerbaijan participating in a poultry-raising micro-credit project in Masis, Armenia.

LESSON 4: Multi-ethnicity


Show the students the Minorities Map to confirm the impression, which they would have gained after completing the comprehension questions in the previous lesson, that the CIS countries are multi-ethnic in their population composition. Looking at each pie chart on the map, the students will see that certain ethnic groups are present in several countries. For example, Uzbeks form minority populations in Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Class discussion