Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought

Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
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Plato and Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought

By analyzing important quotes from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics students will be able to understand the ideas these famous Greek philosophers had on western political thought.

This activity begins with an introductory power point of Ancient Greece, noting the differences between Athens and Sparta and then reviews the major political ideas of both Plato and Aristotle.

After the lecture, students are asked to analyze four quotes from Plato’s book, The Republics and Aristotle’s book, Politics.
As a wrap-up activity, students will be asked to write a letter to either Plato or Aristotle giving their opinion about the philosopher’s political beliefs.

Purchase includes;
12-slide power point lecture
1- page worksheet Plato and Aristotle’s Contributions to Western Political Thought (key is included)
1-page letter template

Objective: Students will trace the development of the Western political ideas of the rule of law and illegitimacy of tyranny by analyzing selections from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics.

Common Core Standards: Social Science College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading and Writing


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Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
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Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
Plato & Aristotle: Contributions to Western Political Thought
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