The Evolution of
Communist Theory & Practice

Karl Marx, Co-Author of The Communist Manifesto. Click for more info.

Part One: Marx

- Identify and explain the historical context that allowed communism theory to develop and become popular

- Summarize Marx's view of communism

- Define any terms utilized

- Include mixed media (images, music, video clips, links, quotes, etc.) that relates to the content

Part Two: Lenin

Vladimir Lenin: Learn more by clicking the image above!

"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners."

- Identify and explain the historical context that allowed communism theory to develop and become popular

- Summarize Lenin's view of communism. Make sure to identify similarities and differences between Lenin's view and Marx's vision.

- Define any terms utilized

- Include mixed media (images, music, video clips, links, quotes, etc.) that relates to the content

Part Three: Zedong

- Identify and explain the historical context that allowed communism theory to develop and become popular

- Summarize Mao Zedong's view of communism. Make sure to identify similarities and differences between Zedong's view and Marx's vision.

- Define any terms utilized

- Include mixed media (images, music, video clips, links, quotes, etc.) that relates to the content

Mussolini & Hitler: Watch a Looney Tunes propaganda cartoon by clicking!

Part Four: Backlash

- Identify and explain the reaction against communist theory and practices in Italy & Germany during the Inter-War Years (1919-1939)

- Define any terms utilized

- Include mixed media (images, music, video clips, links, quotes, etc.) that relates to the content

Part Five: Connection

- Research a modern day socialist or communist country

- What makes it socialist/communist? Draw at least three parallels with specific details.

- How is it similar/different to previous models? For instance, compare the selected nation with Marx, Lenin, and/or Zedong.

- Include mixed media (images, music, video clips, links, quotes, etc.) that relates to the content

Part Six: Reaction/So What?

- What do you think about communist theory & practice? Do agree/disagree? Is there a better system/solution? What will happen next?

- Include your name, period, & date

- Review to ensure that you have addressed all required content items and that spelling/grammar is accurate

- Email url link to kpalomares@erusd.org. Include name and period in message body.

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