Unit Plan

Capitalism and Socialism

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Capitalism, socialism, communism ... these may seem like a whole bunch of isms to your scholars. High schoolers won't  confuse them after completing an informative resource. Your class masters how to use primary sources to critically evaluate questions, write effectively, and analyze multiple points of view in government. They also learn how to eliminate their own biases when reading sources—a very important skill!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom by asking pupils to complete handouts as homework
  • Split the classroom into capitalistic and socialistic groups and have each side speak persuasively about why their form of government is better using the perspectives they have been taught
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson plan may take longer than the suggested amount of time depending on your individual classroom 
  • Includes all needed materials to complete 
  • A scaffolded plan encourages scholars at any reading level
  • Perfect for teaching important skills, such as learning from primary sources
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