Lenin Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

If you are teaching a lesson on communism, use this lesson plan to explore Vladimir Lenin's leadership and contribution to communism. Students will participate in a reading assignment, watch a video, complete discussion questions and take two quizzes.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • Describe Lenin's leadership style
  • Discuss his impact on communism
  • Analyze quotes from Lenin and discuss their relevance


90 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).


  • Copies of the following:
  • Copies of a document with the following quotes:
    • ''We want to achieve a new and better order of society: in this new and better society there must be neither rich nor poor; all will have to work. This new and better society is called socialist society.''
    • ''The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true.''
    • ''(Marxism) provides men with an integral world outlook irreconcilable with any form of superstition, reaction, or defense of bourgeois oppression.''
    • ''A newspaper is not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, it is also a collective organizer.''
    • ''Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.''
    • ''Without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement.''
    • ''Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.''
    • ''All our lives we fought against exalting the individual....''
    • ''We fully regard civil wars, i.e., wars waged by the oppressed class against the oppressing class, slaves against slave-owners, serfs against land-owners, and wage-workers against the bourgeoisie, as legitimate, progressive and necessary.''
    • ''You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.''

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