A Royal Queen in the 1700’s – she made invaluable contributions to education

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Not all Royal Queens sat back and lived a lavish lifestyle. Great women in history have made a huge contribution to the betterment of their country and it’s people.

One such Queen is Catherine the Great.

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Class activity:   Explore her life and learn how Catherine achieved a brighter future for Russia. Read her own story through this unique BioView® and research further for this activity.

  • Where was she born?
  • How did she come into power?
  • What did Catherine achieve for the people of Russia?
  • How long did she reign?

Famous for her many lovers, she was also a strong leader, who inspired loyalty and respect rather than fear and oppression – indeed she did not do things in a traditional manner.

Catherine focused on the education of her people, establishing Saint Petersburg as a cultural centre of the country.  Her passion regarding education of her people was deep. For years she investigated and reformed education in Russia appointing advisors and establishing a commission.

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First Russian Institute for Noble Maidens – The Smolny Institute

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