Citizenship Then and Now: Comparing Ancient Rome and Contemporary American Society

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have half the class research citizenship in Ancient Rome, half research citizenship in American democracy, and then jigsaw to form expert groups that use the provided graphic organizers to share and compare information
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook, A Message of Ancient Days
  • Templates for the various graphic organizers are not included
  • The 12th in a series of 17 related resources
Pros

  • The three-page packet includes a lesson summary, a list of instructional activities and strategies, graphic organizers, and a vocabulary list
Cons

  • Little scaffolding is provided for the research portion of the lesson
  • No templates for the various graphic organizers are included
Common Core