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Teaching Primary Source: Soviet secret police & gulag labor camps (1926)

Primary Source: Soviet secret police & gulag labor camps (1926)

The Gulag were located mainly in remote regions of Siberia and the Far North. They made significant contributions to the Soviet economy. Gulag prisoners constructed the White Sea-Baltic Canal, the Moscow-Volga Canal, the Baikal-Amur main railroad line, numerous hydroelectric stations, and strategic roads and industrial enterprises in remote regions. Gulag workers also did a significant amount of mining and lumbering.

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Library of Congress

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What does this primary source reveal about the experience of living in a Gulag labor camp?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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