Industrial Revolution - Adam Smith and Karl Marx (Epic Rap Battle Project) - This 9 page Industrial Revolution resource includes an excellent and engaging lesson wherein students research and learn about the contributions of Adam Smith and Karl Marx to the development of the Industrial Revolution. Next, students use their research information to create their own rap battle from the perspectives of Adam Smith and Karl Marx and the roles they played in the Industrial Revolution.
The resource starts with a student handout on the expectations of the the project and how to create their own rap battle to show their understanding of the contributions of Adam Smith and Karl Marx to the Industrial Revolution. Next, the resource includes two "Research Organizers" for students to use when completing their research on both Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The resource includes a rubric for ease of marking and a detailed teacher's guide for ease of use. The teacher's guide details examples of how students can develop their own rap battle (lyrics and project) to show their understanding of the Industrial Revolution and the role played by the ideas of Adam Smith and Karl Marx.
This is an engaging and exciting way of teaching the ideas of Capitalism and Marxism from both Adam Smith and Karl Marx and how their ideas impacted the overall Industrial Revolution. Your students will be excited by creating a rap battle between the two historical figures and enjoy learning about a sometimes dry topic.
This will make a great addition to your Industrial Revolution unit of study!