This dynamic presentation tells the story of the Birth of Democracy and provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson.
Greece is the birthplace of democracy and the story of that development is fascinating. Seen as more than just a right by the citizens of Athens, it was a duty and it was something they were willing to die for.
This lesson covers the following topics:
♦ Early Government in Greece
♦ The influence of Greek Hoplites on government
♦ Draco and Athens' Code of Law
♦ Solon and the council of 400
♦ Pisistratus and Hippias
♦ Isagoras and the Spartan Invasion
♦ Cleisthenes and the birth of democracy
There are six links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~ 24 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
This class takes approximately 75-minutes.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
Check out the entire Greece series:
Lesson 1: The Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations
Lesson 2: Greek Mythology
Lesson 3: Birth of Democracy in Athens
Lesson 4: Sparta
Lesson 5: The Greco-Persian Wars (coming soon)
Lesson 6: The Golden Age of Athens and the Peloponnesian War
Lesson 7: Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
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