Monday, November 9, 2015

Use John Lennon's Imagine to Teach Communism, Capitalism, & Socialism Lesson

This is a fantastic resource that will certainly help your students retain a better grasp on the differences between Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism - along with John Lennon's classic "Imagine"!

Included in this great download is a chart (with a completed answer key), 1-page reading, and detailed instructions on how to implement the resource in a unit on Industrial Revolution or on political/economic philosophies.

The reading very briefly describes an introduction to Communism, Socialism, and Capitalism and how they grew out of the Industrial Revolution. Students use this as a starting point to complete the chart to highlight the basics of each.

You then use John Lennon's "Imagine" to demonstrate the appeal of Communism and Socialism. Some great companion pieces to use with this resource for a complete lesson would be this  Effects of the Industrial Revolution & Communism Lesson Plan or the Industrial Revolution Complete Unit Bundle with everything for a 2-week unit on Industrialization!

You can download this awesome lesson by clicking here!

Thanks for looking!