Once students have identified and explained the democratic principles of government in ancient Greece in Part 1, they are ready to identify the ways in which ancient Greece influenced the development of democratic principles of government in the American colonies.
In this lesson, students will analyze ways in which the democratic principles developed in ancient Greece served as a foundation for the United States constitutional republic. Students will compare the democratic principles identified in part 1 to democratic principles in modern-day American government. In groups, students will collect information from various resources, combining the information onto one poster paper, to explain the similarities and differences between the political systems of ancient Greece and the current United States government.
Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Microsoft Office
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Keywords: ELA, Integrated Civics, text evidence, research, Ancient Greece, democratic principles, lesson plan, founding fathers, polis, rule of law, natural law, U.S. Constitution, Voting protocol, Structure of government