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Socialism and Marxism Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
Who was Karl Marx? What is socialism? How are communism and capitalism different? Cover these kinds of topics with our short video and text lessons, and refer to our lesson plans to find innovative ways you can teach your students about these concepts. Our lesson plans encourage students to think creatively and study these topics in a different way than might be covered in a traditional curriculum through classroom activities, research assignments and individual projects, such as creating charts or conducting case studies.
The lessons that accompany these lesson plans can be used to present material to students in a different way, through expert instruction via video or text format. Have students take the self-assessment quizzes in these lessons to measure how much they have learned and retained about these social studies topics.
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- Find lesson plans for specific topics about Marxism, socialism, capitalism and communism that you want to cover in class.
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- Share the related Marxism and socialism lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
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1. Socialism Lesson Plan
What is socialism and what are its principles for economic and political systems? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain this while an activity asks students to compare and contrast socialism to other economic and political systems.
2. Socialism: Definition & Leaders
This lesson defines and explains the 19th century political ideology socialism. In doing this, it will highlight the roles of the Industrial Revolution and the socialist experiments of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier.
3. Karl Marx Lesson Plan
Are your students familiar with Karl Marx? This lesson plan uses both text and video lessons to teach students about Marx's life and work. An activity highlights his theories in action.
4. Karl Marx: Biography, Books & Philosophy
In this lesson we will explore the life and philosophy of the German philosopher who arguably had more of an impact on 20th-century world events than any other man: Karl Marx.
5. Marxism Lesson Plan
What is Marxism and how does it differ from capitalism? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline critical facts about Marxism. An activity challenges students to apply its principles to their daily lives.
6. Marxism: Definition & Basic Tenets
Marxism has been one of the most influential doctrines of the last several centuries, but how much do you really know about it? In this lesson, we'll go over the basic tenets of Marxism and see what this ideology is all about.
7. Capitalism Lesson Plan
This lesson plan uses an informative video lesson, discussion questions and a hands-on, interactive marketing activity to introduce your students to the concept of capitalism.
8. Capitalism vs. Communism Lesson Plan
What fundamental differences exist between capitalism and communism? This lesson plan explains this with two video lessons. An activity brings the principles of the two extremes to life for students.
9. What is Capitalism? - Definition & Examples
This lesson explains what capitalism is and gives several examples to help illustrate how capitalism is executed in the business world. After completion of the lesson, take the quiz to gauge your learning.
10. Communism: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll learn the meaning of communism while briefly comparing it to capitalism. We'll then discuss different examples of communism. Finally, we'll discuss the significance of communism in the context of the Cold War.
11. Historical Materialism Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about the theory of historical materialism. By the end of this lesson plan, students will be able to cite an example of historical materialism and describe it using content-specific terms.
12. Theory of Historical Materialism: Definition & Example
Historical materialism is how many traditional Marxists understand history. In this lesson, we'll define historical materialism and look at an example of how historical materialists view historical change.
13. Marxist Theory Activities
The ideas of Karl Marx have had a significant influence on many governments and societies. This lesson provides teachers with activities that can be used to help students explore Marxist theory.
14. Communism Essay Prompts
Learning about communism will not only help your students understand modern global history, it will also give them a sense of different possible political and economic philosophies. The prompts in this lesson will get your students thinking deeply and critically about communism.
15. Communism Lesson Plan
Are you looking for a new way to teach students about communism? This Study.com video lesson grabs the attention of your students while defining and exemplifying communism. A small group activity takes mastery even further.
16. Capitalism vs Socialism Lesson Plan for Middle School
This lesson will help your middle school students learn the difference between capitalism and socialism. Students will read a text lesson and participate in a debate about these types of economies.
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