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Land” is an adaptation from Leo Tolstoy’s Tale “How Much Land Does a Man Need?”
(Complete text in English translation: )
To better understand the story, we will research related questions. Your goal is to find web resources to help fellow students understand the context.
Choose a topic from the list
1.Leo Tolstoy: Major Works
2.Leo Tolstoy: Biography
3.Bashkorstan (Bashkiria): Geography, Land
4.Russia and Bashkorstan: Currency
5.Bashkirs: Costume, Clothes, Dress
6.Bashkirs: Food, Cuisine, Culinary Traditions
7. Bashkirs: Housing, Dwelling

Open a word processor and create a file (P5_Name_Land.odt)
Explore your topic on the Internet. Record your search using this template:
Link: shows …
Link: shows …
Submit 2-3 links for your topic as a comment using the template.

April 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Topic:Bashkorstan(Baskiria):Geography,land

    link:show the different type of land like ural mountains and nature resourses and map
    of russia.
    URL :

    Comment by JR6 | April 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Topic:Bashkortan (Bashkiria):Geography, land
    Link: shows ..shows about famous Bashkirs, culture, Overview.

    Comment by vr7 | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. Topic:Bashkortan (Bashkiria):Geography, land
    Link: shows ..shows about famous Bashkirs, culture, Overview.

    Comment by vr7 | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. Topic:Bashkortan (Bashkiria):Geography, land

    Link: shows ..shows about famous Bashkirs, culture, Overview.


    Comment by vr7 | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Topic:Bashkorstan(Bashkiria):Geography,land
    Link: shows …a turkic people,live in Russia mostly in the republic of Bashkortostan
    URLthese travellers,who fell in with bashkir tribes in the upper parts of the ural river
    Link: shows the name bashkir is recordedfor the first time at the beginning of the 10th century

    Comment by d7 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  6. Topic:Currency

    Link: shows …I have pictures of Russian money.
    Link: shows …I have pictures of Russian money.

    Comment by NR7 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  7. Topic:Russian money .
    Link: show old Russian money.

    Comment by rz7 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  8. Topic:Major work of Leo tolstoy
    Link:The story and chapter of stories,Anna Karenina and her life that Leo Tolstoy wrote.
    IM added: You can read an electronic version of this famous book accessing it from this site chapter by chapter. The opening line from the novel reads ” Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”


    Comment by kg7 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  9. Topic:Leo Tolstoy Biography.
    Link:shows …Shows about life of Leo Tolstoy , Army life,Golden years,spiritual crisis.

    Comment by AP7/april:3 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  10. Topic:Russian money .
    Link: show Russian rouble.

    Comment by rz7 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  11. Topic:food

    Link: shows …Russian had some tea and food ,has a picture.
    Link: shows …Russian food,has a picture.
    IM added: search for “Food in Bashkorstan” to get this link . Next, search the article for “Bashkorstan” to find out about beshbarmak.
    Finally, search the web for it. This is a popular dish in Central Asia.

    Comment by gh | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  12. Topic:Bashkortan (Bashkiria):Geography, land
    Link: shows ..shows about .important pictures abut that.

    Comment by vr7 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  13. topic:Major work
    link:shows.Anna Karenina

    Comment by my6 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  14. Topic: Leo Tolstoy

    Link : shows the whole the life of Leo Tolstoy and what He made in this time.


    Link : shows the thing what he made in his life and all about his life also the biography
    IA added: This biography includes a bibliography – a list of his works.

    Comment by CML6 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  15. Topic:Bashkirs

    Link: shows The Bashkirs, a Turkic people, live in Russia also the Russian Federation is a country that stretches over.


    Comment by LV6 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  16. Topic: Bashkirs costume and clothes
    Link: shows the type of costume of Bashkirs,Russia and more about the culture of Russia.

    Link: shows the clothes of Bashkirs,Russia.

    Comment by em6 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  17. Tolstoy’s further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational reformer made him the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family.

    Comment by LM5 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  18. Topic:Bashkorstan (Bashkiria): Geography, Land

    Link: shows :a map
    IM added: The map shows the location of Ufa, the capital of Bashkiria, in relation to other placed rich in petroleum resources.

    Link: show smap


    Comment by NN5 | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  19. Topic:Leo Tolstoy Biography
    Link: shows Leo Tolstoy Biography

    Comment by AP7/april:3 | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  20. Topic:Leo Tolstoy major works
    Link: shows the title and year of Leo Tolstoy’s majors works.
    IM added: It has links to full text of the writer’s works in English.

    Comment by cv7 | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  21. Topic:bashkira geography, land
    Link: shows is a blogspot about a trip to Bashkiria recently.
    IM added: This is a travel journal depicting a trip to the region.

    Link: shows how and were the bashkirs live

    IM added: This site has an outline of history, a picture of the flag, different maps, photographs of people in antional costumes, and landscape shots.

    Comment by oe7 | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  22. Topic: Russian Hat
    Link: shows Ushanka and has a picture

    Topic: Bashkirian Dress
    Link: shows exhibits from the Russian Museum of Ethnography and comments about the origins of the Bashkirs. “Bashkort” in translation means “the head of the wolf.” The culture of the Bashkirs has elements similar to the cultures of the Volga Region, Central Asia and Siberia. The website has pictures, too.

    Topic: Yurt (The tent of the Bashkirs)
    Link: shows the yurt inside and describes its structure and function.

    Topic: Kumiss (a drink poopular in Central Asia)
    Link: shows a definition of the word

    Comment by IAM | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  23. Topic:Leo Tolstoy: Biography

    Link: shows …The Leo Tolstoy’s life and when he was childhood, and education.

    Link: shows …The nationality of Leo Tolstoy and where he lived.

    Comment by JR6 | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  24. Topic:major works
    Link: shows:the book he write
    Link: shows:what did he doing in your life and what books he write

    Comment by fa5 | April 3, 2009 | Reply

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