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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

Length

90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7

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.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.2.B

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).

Materials

  • 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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