Social 30: Political/Economic Spectrum

Today we discussed the political and economic spectra. The two may each be displayed as LEFT vs RIGHT but this is simplistic. Most political leaders/theorists occupy a space on both, and, as such, it’s important we overlay the two.

Also worth noting: you must contextualize your spectrum/grid. A spectrum from 1792 may call democracy “radical”; in 2017, that’s simply the norm (“moderate”, perhaps)…the radical equivalent may be some form of socialism. This distinction is essential as I’ll often use the terms interchangeably, expecting you to know the nuance, so be sure to ask for clarity if you’re unsure.

The attached PowerPoint (click) lays these two spectra out individually but not together. It’s your job to overlay them and begin filling the grid out for your quiz this coming Monday.

Mr. McIntosh

Teacher - Humanities

In a typical year I teach a range of courses from elementary to high school. I am our school's Social Studies specialist, teaching high school social, as well as a member of the PE team.

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