I provide here two approaches to studying this unit. The first one is much more punchy and engaging: the teacher takes on the role of the Tsar, and the students as his ministers. Over several hours the 'reformers' and the 'reactionaries' debate the issues whilst the teacher uses the 30-slide presentation to guide the debate and inform students about what has actually been decided. It's a great way to maintain student interest and engagement throughout a unit which might otherwise be rather abstractly academic.
Approach 1: Roleplay Unit (recommended - based around this 30-slide presentation)
Student Resources (Tsar Alexander III)
Teacher Resources (Tsar Alexander III)
Approach 2: Worksheet-Based