Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism
Lesson H: Social Responses to an Industrialized World
Activity 3: Supporters of Socialism
Socialism grew in importance during the 19th century as a reaction to the changes caused by industrialism and imperialism. Using what you learned from the previous presentation and historical investigation, complete the following activity to assess what types of people would have been the largest supporters of socialism or against socialism in the 19th century.
Classroom Activity - Socialism
Directions: Read about the different types of people and determine whether they would have supported socialism based on their position in 19th century society.
Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion question below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.
- Which groups of people do you think would have supported socialism the most?
- Which groups of people do you think would have supported socialism the least?
- Explain your reasoning using the information you learned from the previous activities.
Select the link to review the Discussion Scoring Tool (pdf).