This bundle of class activities is designed to explain communism and capitalism as economic and political systems in a historical context. The activities can be used together as a complete class lesson plan with materials or separately. The bundle includes an interactive warm-up activity with Adam Smith and Karl Marx quotes and a presentation with graphic organizer that provides terms, definitions, and discussion questions. An optional homework assignment based on domino theory is also included with reading material. The presentation is included in PDF and Powerpoint format so it can be edited and customized, and the warm up activity includes answer key.