Over the years I have found my students really enjoy learning about Adam Smith and Karl Marx when I use these plays.
They really liven up class. Although I use these in my economics course, I write them through a history lens. These could be used in any European History or World History course as well.
The plays introduce each of these great economic thinkers, give a little about their interesting lives and explain their important thoughts and ideas about economics.
These two men helped shape economic thought from the 18th and 19th centuries and on. They truly were great thinkers. Enjoy using these with your students.
Each play takes about 15 to 20 minutes including a debrief. Buying these two together saves a little money, always a good thing!