Overview: This goal of this assignment is for students to use their creativity to show they understand the characteristics and meaning of 2 differing economic systems: capitalism and communism using comparisons. The students will be provided with butcher paper, and art supplies to help them accomplish their tasks. See the following rubric for grading.
Instructions: Students will
Brainstorm the characteristics of each economic system.
They will then brainstorm to create a list of objects/things/actions that have similar qualities as their economic system.
The group will then choose an object, thing or action to make a comparison to while considering the characteristics of that object. For example: Capitalism is climbing a hill because the toughest rise to the top. Communism is a car because it takes many parts to make the engine go.
The students will create on butcher paper a picture of their object and the reasons why it is like that economic system.
The students will complete the same process for the other economic system.