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Politics and Society Learning Path: Key Thinker Revision Marx Learning Path

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A selection of resources around the ideas of Politics and Society Key thinker Karl Marx, all useful in revising his ideas and perspectives.
6 resources in this Learning Path

1

Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Karl Marx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/marx_karl.shtml Added: 30 May 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Secondary Source

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.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
History

Strand: Later Modern Europe

Strand unit: 1 State Formation 1815-1871

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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3

Karl Marx

https://www.scoilnet.ie/uploads/resources/16611/16287.pdf Added: 15 Jan 2018 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

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).

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 2. Arguments Concerning the Need for Rules

Suggestions for use: Should be used when studying the main thinkers influencing Politics and Society.

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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Karl Marx Podcast

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29493/29229.mp3 Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Primary Source

Podcast on work of Karl Marx 16 key thinkers Politics and Society

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 3. Social Class & Gender

Suggestions for use: Can be used independently or together with worksheet on Marx

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Karl Marx Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29474/29210.pdf Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet based on Karl Marx. The worksheet accompanies the podcast created by Grainne McKeever in discussion with Prof. Kieran Allen in UCD.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 6. Human Rights+Responsibilities: Wider World

Strand unit: 3. International Cooperation & Human Rights

Suggestions for use: Worksheet can be used independently or together with the podcast on Karl Marx

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Language: English
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An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29422/29158.pdf Added: 08 Apr 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Activity

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.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Agriculture Science (2019)

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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Language: English
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