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Learning Exercise

Material: Karl Marx interview, 1879 Chicago Tribune
Submitted by: William Paquette on Dec 30, 2005
Date Last Modified: Dec 30, 2005
Title: Karl Marx Interview
Description: A recreation of an 1879 Karl Marx Interview with the Chicago Tribune.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 2-3 hours.
Topics: Russia
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Course: Western Civilization/Russian History
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To provide students with a primary source to evaluate the ideology of Karl Marx.
To compare the ideas written by Karl Marx with those adopted by Lenin.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Read the recreated 1879 interview of Karl Marx with the Chicago Tribune. Identify Marx's ideology for political, economic, and social change. Read the relevant sections in the textbook on Nikolai Lenin. Write a paper of 4-5 pages comparing and contrasting the views of Marx and Lenin. Be sure to make sound, well documented conclusions.
Additional Information URL: None.
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