In this lesson plan, students will analyze the influences of democratic concepts developed in ancient Greece on America’s modern constitutional republic while completing guided notes that accompany a teacher-presented slideshow. A worksheet and assessment quiz give students opportunities to show what they have learned.
During the 5th century BC, Greece was dominated by two main powers: democratic Athens and the military oligarchy of Sparta. Using comparative tables of data, students investigate the differences and similarities between democratic Athens and the military aristocracy of Sparta.
Through this lesson, students will use play dough to create a relief map of Greece. Through personal investigation and class discussion, they will draw conclusions about the impact of the geography of Greece on daily life and culture in Ancient Greece. Graphic organizers and a recipe for homemade play dough are provided.
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