Day 8

War and Peace Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Pictures of Moscow

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    To gain a better understanding of the historical basis of events described in the text

    Common Core Standards:



    The destruction of Moscow is a turning point in the novel, as well as in Russian history. Tolstoy provides specific descriptions of some of the scenes happening in Moscow during the French invasion that show the horror Russian people felt at the destruction of their capital. In order to fully understand the impact of this seminal event, it is helpful to create visual representations of the events.


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