The lesson could begin by asking students to write down everything they think they already know about Marxism. Perhaps some students make links to the Soviet Union, communism or just Karl Marx himself. Explain that this is probably one of the more misrepresented perspectives in Sociology because so many people think they already know what Marxism is!
The following video can then be shared with students making their own notes as they go through. After watching the video, and having the opportunity
of reading back over their notes to elaborate on any points they have written down, they must then ‘teach’ their partner the material. From this the
pair can work together to try and draw out an analogy of Marxism which they think best represents what they have just seen. This could be one image
or a series of images.
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