Day 2

One Hundred Years of Solitude Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Down with Capitalism Discussion

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    To understand the underlying philosophies of capitalism and socialism which inform the text

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

    Structure:

    In this section of One Hundred Years of Solitude, the fight between the Liberals and the Conservatives causes conflict within Macondo. Capitalism also visits Macondo and has significant consequences. In order to deeply understand the conflicts arising in the novel, students need to have some understanding of capitalism and communism.

    First, have students watch this video offered on YouTube by Crash Course...

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