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This product is a complete lesson plan that will introduce your students to a complex concept of communism. This vocabulary word is equally essential to the study of Economics as well as History (e.g. Cold War era). Communism is a concept that has many negative connotations attached to it – this lesson's purpose is to help your students acquire an academic, unbiased understanding of what a communist society looks like.
Designed to span two or more class periods, this lesson goes beyond a mere dictionary definition. Instead, your students will be engaged in understanding different shades of meaning through interactive note-taking and group work that will especially appeal to visual learners. In the assessment portion of this product (exit ticket) your students will work on a modified Frayer model to showcase their understanding of the concept.
Page 1: Cover Page
Page 2: Teacher Notes (complete lesson plan: instructional sequence; links to Google Slides presentations “Defining Communism” and “Characteristics of Communism” (view only); teacher-guided activities description “Characteristics of Communism” Group Work and Bingo)
Page 3: Do-Now (interactive form field that allows you to enter point value) - this activity is available as a FREE download here
Page 4: Notes Organizer
Pages 5-14: “Characteristics of Communism” Image and Note Cards
Page 15: “Characteristics of Communism” Bingo
Page 16: Exit Ticket (modified Frayer model; interactive form field that allows you to enter point value)
Additionally, purchasing this resource gives you access to two Google Slides presentations - “Defining Communism” and “Characteristics of Communism” (view only).
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