Ancient Greece Government Activity

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This activity is one in a series of interactive notebook lessons on ancient Greece.

After a lesson on ancient Greece government, students will use this graphic organizer to compare the different types.

This activity focuses on the two main city states in Greece and their government systems. Sparta was an oligarchy where a select few people have power. Athens was a democracy where all citizens have power. It also has students compare this to other ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt, which had a monarchy where one ruler (a king) had power and others were subjects under his rule.

For this activity, students are required to briefly describe each government and also include which ancient civilizations had each one. Then, they will connect the two circles (using a brad) and attach it to their notebook, creating a spinner wheel that they can use as a study tool.

The last page of this product includes other sample pages from this series. I am also currently in the process of adding more. If you are interested in this collection, please visit my store. You can also download a table of contents page for free.

This product is also one in a series of activities and lessons on Ancient Greece. The links below will direct you to these individual products, or you can purchase them all with a bundle price.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents and Rubric/Grade Log
Geography Map Quest and Scavenger Hunt
Sticky Note Summaries
Ancient Greece Citizenship-Compare and Share
Sparta and Athens Comparison-Brains or Brawn?
Ancient Greece Government Spinner
Persian War Look Book
Peloponnesian War and Delian League Star Summaries
Alexander the Great Facebook

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Ancient Greece Bundle
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