An Introduction to Karl Marx's Capital

Explore the factors that make capitalism work with a short analysis of Karl Marx's Capital. An animated video explains the relationship between labor and capital, and uses a real-world example to illustrate the ways laborers can influence the economy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use during a lesson on Marx or when discussing different economic systems 
  • Pair with a reading on The Communist Manifesto
  • Have learners discuss real-world examples of the capitalist example presented in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • You can skip the brief advertisement in the beginning of the video
  • Refer to the publisher's website for a full analysis, which is available with a free trial or paid subscription
Pros
  • Clarifies a complex topic with animation and helpful explanation
  • Connects well to world history, government, economics, or literature
Cons
  • None