Comparing Ancient Athenian Greek and American Democracy (Socratic Seminar)

Comparing Ancient Athenian Greek and American Democracy (Socratic Seminar)
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Whether teaching about ancient Greece or U.S. Democracy, this activity gives students the opportunity to compare the similarities between direct and indirect democracies. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating both forms of democracy.

Holding a Socratic Seminar discussion with this activity will encourage students to explore beyond the text and questions.

This activity includes:
-a document for reading and comparing Athenian Democracy to the Democracy in the United States
-guided questions for understanding the content, forming comparison, as well as fostering critical thinking skills such as application and evaluation.
-content to conduct a Socratic Seminar
-21st Century Skills: reading, critical thinking, and collaboration
Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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