A selection of resources around the ideas of Politics and Society Key thinker Karl Marx, all useful in revising his ideas and perspectives.
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This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.View full description
Archived site - Easy to follow biography from the BBC history website. Page has links to other relevant websites including bios on Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin.View full description
Explores the political and economic philosophy of Marx - one of the 19th century's most influencial thinkers. It briefly explains Marx's thinking on Social Conflict Theory as well as the main proposals contained in the Communist Mannifesto. The notes were written by PDST (Anne O'Brien).View full description
Podcast on work of Karl Marx 16 key thinkers Politics and SocietyView full description
Worksheet based on Karl Marx. The worksheet accompanies the podcast created by Grainne McKeever in discussion with Prof. Kieran Allen in UCD.View full description
The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.View full description
Strand: Teaching and Learning
Strand unit: Pedagogy
Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.
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