It's time to bring more Primary Sources into your class, and this is the perfect one to start. I have selected key excerpts from Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” so you don't have to. I have also footnooted difficult words with appropriate definitions, and made this visually appealing to the reader. You also receive an annotation guide that allows students to mark up the text. This not only helps them make connections and interpret information, but it also allows you as the teacher to see a visual representation of their thinking.
Included in this package are:
• Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations excerpts sheet
• A second version of the excerpts reworded for struggling readers
• An annotation guide that helps students use the reading
• An activity guide of how I use this activity in my class
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Also check out Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto Excerpts, which serve as a great comparison task with this activity or the Basic Economic Systems PowerPoint which I use to introduce these concepts.
Karl Marx Communist Manifesto Text Annotation ActivityBasic Economic Systems PowerPoint
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