Instructional Video

Political Theory - Karl Marx

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Every political theory needs a devil's advocate. Discussing Karl Marx with your classroom creates a healthy debate about the pros and cons of the capitalistic system and government. Last in a series of 13, the video includes primary source text and material from Marx, and engages learners through interesting narration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for GATE by assigning a project where learners create their own versions of a utopia
  • Conduct a compare-and-contrast analysis between Marx's theories and a capitalist like Adam Smith's theories
Classroom Considerations
  • Video series is perfect to include in a unit on political theory
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Models primary source analysis 
  • Concepts get broken down into sub-groups, making the information easily digestible
  • Contemporary examples make learning meaningful
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