Social Democracy Teacher Resources
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Middle and high schoolers explore how democracy works. After a teacher-led discussion, pupils go to websites embedded in the plan which lead them through activities that are all about the democratic process. The first website has them learn about democracy in schools and student councils. The second site teaches them about voting and representation in government. The third site serves as a closing activity in that it quizzes them on what they've learned so far. A good political science lesson plan!
Liberty and Democracy for All?
Students consider what they already know about democracy and examine how viable democracy is for Middle Eastern nations such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Democracy in Action
Students consider words that reflect their knowledge and opinions about democracy. They work in groups to research countries that have recently transitioned to democratic forms of government.
A Recipe For Democracy: Ancient Greek Democracy Lesson Plans
Students can learn about the historical and modern day significance of democracy through Ancient Greek Democracy lesson plans.
Democracy Lesson Plans: History And Political Protest
Technology, and democracy lesson plans can help students understand recent events in Iran, and their link to such sites as Twitter.
Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of cold case investigators, develop a theory as to the cause of the witch hysteria, and then use concepts of American democracy to defend one of the victims. The richly detailed plan deserves a place in your curriculum library.
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.
Understanding China: The Prospects for Democracy in China
This document provides useful information for a unit on democracy in China. While it does not include detailed activities, it does have a list of democratic principles, and important facts about China that facilitate understanding of its form of government. The desired outcome is developing an evidence-based hypothesis regarding China's likelihood of growing more democratic. Suggested instructional strategies include research, cooperative learning, and/or debate.
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 to the rest of the class.
Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia: How Are They Doing?
High schoolers 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. High schoolers also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
International Day of Democracy
For this International Day of Democracy worksheet, 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. Students complete 12 activities on International Day of Democracy.
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.
Pericles and Democracy
In this Athenian democracy worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about Periclean democracy and then respond to 27 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
New! 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.
New! 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. The choice can only be made in a democratic world. That is why democracy is worth working toward.
Who's The Boss?
Upper elementary and middle schoolers research and analyze some different types of governments. Democracies, Monarchies, and Dictatorships are some of the types that are looked at. Learners use the Internet to gather information that will used by each small group to make a presentation to the class on their type of government. This nine-page plan is amazingly detailed, and includes everything you need to successfully implement it.
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, 10th graders discover what role individual Canadians and Canadian organizations played during that period.
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. They also compare and contrast the United States Constitution with the Japanese Constitution.
Expanding our students' understanding of government at a local level is a great way to build an understanding of government at a global level. Start the understanding by using any of these fun teaching ideas. Learners engage in several simulation/discussions related to democracy at the school level and in the local community. The student council is used as their model of democracy.
Minorities in a Democracy
Students consider diversity in democracies. In this democratic values lesson, students read an article titled, "Minorities in a Democracy." Students respond to discussion questions about the article.