This Changes in a Democratic Society (Lesson 2 of 3) lesson plan also includes:
What are the "swords" (problems) and "banquets" (perks) of being a leader during the American Revolution? After participating in a Paideia seminar on Richard Westall's painting "The Sword of Damocles," groups opt to participate in one of three activities that focus on the changes in American democracy from 1776-1814.
- Create a PowerPoint that includes slides that focus on different images in the painting so that viewers can better see the deatils
- The second in a series of three related resources presumes that class members have participated in a Paideia seminar on Westall's "The Sword of Damocles" and have experience analyzing works of art
- The resource includes links to rubrics for the activities
- Some class members may need additional scaffolding to comprehend how the painting can be seen as a commentary on leadership and democracy