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So You Think You Can Teach? Democracy in America
Students act as teachers and develop a lesson plan that teaches the concepts of democracy and how important it is to become involved in the democratic process. They "teach" their lesson plan to the rest of the class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 31 Downloads
Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia: How Are They Doing?
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 Downloads
Tenth graders examine the history of Democracy in Canada to set the context for their research into the same for the Ukraine during the Orange revolution. In this government lesson plan, 10th graders discover what role individual Canadians and Canadian organizations played during that period.
10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
A class brainstorming session in response to the question, "�What is Democracy?�" results in a giant web of words and the concluding statement, "�Democracy is one of the few words that should not be defined by only one person."� A thought-provoking discussion starter.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 1/5)
�Democracy - "use it or lose it"� is the point of view of this British narrator as he explores the history and development of this �Big Idea That Changed the World.� Part one of the five-part series explores the challenges to democracy presented by those who have money, by those who control information, and by military power.
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 5/5)
The series ends with the narrator's statements of conviction: �The human race (is) like survivors in a life boat with one loaf of bread. There are only three ways of distributing it: you sell it so the rich gobble it up, fight for it so only the strong get it all, or you share it.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Travel Scrapbook/Blog
Your young historians will design an ongoing travel scrapbook or blog as they learn about the major locations that have impacted the development of democracy in the world, including ancient Rome, Greece, England, and France.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
International Day of Democracy
In this International Day of Democracy activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 55 Downloads
Eleventh graders examine the impact of the Ancient Greeks and Romans on democratic and republican ideas. They read and discuss text, complete a class chart on the development of Greek Democracy, and create a magazine advertisement advertising the virtues of either the Roman or Greek government.
11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 40 Downloads
Turning Points in History - Democracy in Greece
This brief overview, narrated by James Walker, traces the development of democracy from ancient Greece through the Iroquois ConfederacyÕs constitution, called The Great Law of Peace, to the present. Walker urges viewers to learn about the issues, participate, and vote.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Twelfth graders discuss the probability of imposing a democracy in a country in which there is no history of this type of government being successful. Using the internet, they work together to research Japan's experience with democracy and the challenges it faced doing so.
12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 37 Downloads
Getting to Democracy
Young scholars define democracy and analyze the conditions needed for democracy to flourish. Students research governments in the Middle East to determine how and if they have any form of democracy within their government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 20 Downloads
What is Democracy?
Young scholars explore the facets of democracy. In this civic responsibility lesson plan, students create a definition of democracy and discuss the difference between a spectator and a participatory citizen. Young scholars discuss whose responsibility it is to improve government and protect the rights of the people.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 56 Downloads
HitlerÂ¿Â¿Â¿s Fatal Gamble ? Comparing Totalitarianism and Democracy
Students compare/contrast totalitarianism and democracy and examine their roles in World War II. They read a handout, complete a Venn diagram, and participate in a class discussion.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 34 Downloads
Architecture and Democracy
Fifth graders contrast and compare ancient Greece to the U.S.A. In this Greek History lesson, 5th graders investigate the buildings and designs of ancient Greece, as well as their democracy and government. Students answer questions from a worksheet about the direct influence Greece has had on the United States.
5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 30 Downloads
The Importance of Representative Democracy
Students examine the general concept of representative democracy, and compare/contrast the American representative democracy to the monarchical system. They research the role of legislative bodies in serving the government, particularly in Nebraska.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
Democracy is Cool
Students discuss the components of a representative democracy. In groups, they create a t-shirt that shows the components and why it is "cool" to live in a democracy. As a class, they examine the concept of the common good and how voting is important in a democracy.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads