Students describe which segments of society were included in the original Athenian democracy. They compare and contrast early Greek democracy to democracy as it is exercised in the United States today.
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The Role of Citizens in a Participatory Democracy
Groups research participatory democracies and compare the role and rights of citizens in ancient history with those in recent U.S. history. Guided by a series of questions, individuals compose a persuasive essay in which they discuss the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizenship Then and Now: Comparing Ancient Rome and Contemporary American Society
Class members research citizenship in Ancient Rome and in the United States and use the provided graphic organizers to compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens in these two democracies.
6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Ancient Greece
Present facets of Ancient Greek life and politics through direct instruction. Middle schoolers learn about to Greek City States, Sparta, Athenian Democracy and the Peloponnesian War by way of a class lecture. They use their text books to...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Glory That Was Greece
Today we are going Greek! Provide the class with a clear and well-organized overview of all things pertaining to ancient Greece. From early Greeks and Homer, to the Persian Wars and great philosophers, this slide show has it all. Review...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Ancient Mexico: Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations
A basic overview of the early civilizations of Central America, this slideshow would be a good foundation for a lesson on the characteristics of these three tribes. It would fold into a unit on world cultures or European exploration...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or... Which Was It?
Who and what exactly constituted the Roman republic? Mr. Green begins this history presentation by detailing Julius Caesar's rise to power and his impact on the republic. He reviews government structure and leadership roles, achievements...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Athens Part 1
The History ChannelÕs celebration of Greek World History Week begins with a look at Athens. Burned by invading Persians and reconstructed by Pericles, the animated reconstructions let viewers tour this most famous city of the ancient...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History