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ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
DEBRIEF 1.How did you feel at the start of the game? 2.How did you feel when you ran out of kisses and had to quit the game? Explain. 3.What tactics could you have used to get back into the game? Why didnt you try those tactics? 4.Do you think this game was fair? Why or why not? State your reasons 5.Now that the game is over, what action could the teacher take, if any, to make the game fair? Should the teacher take such action? Why or why not?
EQUAL DISTRIBUTION 6. How do you feel now? Was this action fair?
REMEMBER LIFE IN RUSSIA…
Capitalism in the Industrial Revolution Capitalist Ideas: Progress results when people follow own self-interest Businesses follow self-interest thru competition w/ other businesses for $$$ Each producer provides goods that are better and cheaper than the competition Consumers compete to purchase best goods at lowest prices Market economy aims to produce best products & lowest prices Government should not interfere w/ the economy KARL MARX THOUGHT ALL OF THIS WAS VERY, VERY BAD! MARX BELIEVED THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF CLASS STRUGGLES…THE HAVES AGAINST THE HAVE-NOTS THE BOURGEOISIE (FACTORY OWNERS/WEALTHY)VERSUS THE PROLETARIAT (FACTORY WORKERS)
MARX WAS A SOCIALIST… Three Goals of Socialism Three Goals of Socialism: 1. To distribute wealth and economic opportunities equally among people 2. Government controls all major decisions about production 3. Public ownership of land, factories, etc. --meaning, the govt has a say in most economic aspects for the good of the people.
BUT TOOK IT A BIT FURTHER… Marxist Ideas: Great movements in history result from an economic class struggle The haves (rich factory owners) take advantage of the have-nots (workers) The Industrial Revolution intensified the class struggle Workers are exploited by owners Labor of workers creates profits for employers The capitalist system will eventually destroy itself. The state (govt) will wither away as a classless society develops
Communism: A Complete Form of Socialism Karl Marx: Workers of the world, unite! Class struggles b/t the haves & the have-nots Workers will overthrow capitalists (factory owners) in revolution Marxism (same as communism) Communism is one class in society-- no rich or poor; communal ownership of property, no govt Command economy: state owns land, natural resources, industry, banks, media, etc. Govt controls decisions about economy No private property
Private ownership of land Freedom of competition Results in unequal economic classes Upper class and working class struggle over wealth Tokens given out unequally A few students had more tokens than the rest Competition in the form of the game itself Those with few or no tokens have hard time acquiring more Only a few students were able to prosper during the game
Working class carries out plan to overtake upper class Govt owns industry Goal is to bring economic equality Aims for a classless society Those who did not succeed point out unfairness; want to change game Alternative solutions suggested: equal distribution of tokens Teacher collects tokens and redistributes equally
Goal of classless society achieved No government needed Instead- Dictatorship of the Proletariat No student had more token than another Everyone equally wealthy Teacher not needed– everyone equal
DISCUSS… What are some advantages of a Marxist, classless society? What are some disadvantages? What do you think peasants in Russia might have thought about Marxs ideas?
CAPITALIST OR SOCIALIST? MARINA HIGH SCHOOL (socialist) A CHILDS LEMONADE STAND (capitalist) A SOUP KITCHEN (socialist) GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE FOR ALL CITIZENS (socialist) STARBUCKS (capitalist)