This video provides a useful starting point when learning about socialism and can be used at the start of the lesson or as a homework task prior to introducing the topic (students can then arrive at the lesson with notes on key concepts as well as any questions they may have):

If questions arise about the difference between socialism and communism, this video can help to answer questions and highlight the differences:

From this, students could then consider the extent to which they think the Labour Party are a socialist movement. This could be considered in the context of the election of Jeremy Corbyn, some information on his proposed policies are here

Discover More 'left-wing' policies of Jeremy Corbyn

but there is a vast array of information (reminding students to consider the source). They may also find it helpful to consider the position in Scotland with regards to the Labour Party

Discover More Scottish Labour conference 2015: The sunshine of socialism

As a final task students could be set the task:

“If you had to design a logo to represent each of these political ideologies, what would it be”? This could be done individual or as a team where students present their logo and explain the choices within it.


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