The following Powerpoint is used as a complete teaching unit plan. This is a comprehensive unit with 43 slides that took me over 8 hours to complete. This is what I used in my class and has been very successful. There are many interactive sites, standard-based information, and links to resources/videos. This can take 3-4 weeks to complete if you wanted it; lots of information and resources!
SS3H1 The student will explain the political roots of our modern democracy in the United States of America.
a.Identify the influence of Greek architecture (columns on the
Parthenon, U. S.Supreme Court building), law, and the Olympic Games on the present.
b. Explain the ancient Athenians’ idea that a community should choose its own leaders.
c.Compare and contrast Athens as a direct democracy with the United States as a representative democracy.