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The Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome

For Students 7th - 8th
Where did the inspiration for the US government system come from? From the ancient Greeks and Romans, of course. Scholars define nine terms relating to Greek and Roman government, complete a graphic organizer, and list the greatest...
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Greek Democracy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the impact of the Ancient Greeks and Romans on democratic and republican ideas. They read and discuss text, complete a class chart on the development of Greek Democracy, and create a magazine advertisement...
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A Recipe For Democracy: Ancient Greek Democracy Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students can learn about the historical and modern day significance of democracy through Ancient Greek Democracy lesson plans.
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A Recipe for Democracy - Roman Democracy Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students can take a look at the political system of Rome through Roman Democracy Lesson Plans.
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International Day of Democracy

For Students 5th - 10th
In this International Day of Democracy worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions,...
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Pericles and Democracy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Athenian democracy worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about Periclean democracy and then respond to 27 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
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Ancient Democracy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students describe which segments of society were included in the original Athenian democracy. They compare and contrast early Greek democracy to democracy as it is exercised in the United States today.
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Byzantine #1: Structure of the Empire

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Byzantine Empire democracy worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about the empire and then respond to 1 short answer question and complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
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Democracy in Your Hometown Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this democracy learning exercise, students utilize the Internet to access one specific website to answer five multiple choice questions about who makes the decisions in your hometown.
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Documenting Democracy The United States Constitution

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore U.S. history by creating an oral history project. In this Constitution lesson, students discuss the importance of the U.S. Constitution in allowing our country to prosper. Students define government vocabulary terms and...
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Cradle of Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After learning about the development of democracy in ancient Athens and Rome with an informational text, your young historians will complete a Venn diagram comparing the two cities' versions of democracy.
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Mock Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers simulate the legislative process of law-making by assuming different roles. They investigate the process by writing a bill on any subject of his/her own choice
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Mock Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students get involved in the legislative process of law-making by assuming different roles and working with contemporary issues. Working in small groups, students write and work on different bills. Evaluation rubric included.
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Research Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students fill out a form which asked the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY about the person they were assigned to research, they gather their information from different web sites on Lightspan and Yahooligans. They create a HyperStudio and...
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Architecture and Democracy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders contrast and compare ancient Greece to the U.S.A.  In this Greek History lesson, 5th graders investigate the buildings and designs of ancient Greece, as well as their democracy and government.  Students answer questions...
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Emperor or President?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete a Venn Diagram. In this government comparison lesson, 6th graders discuss how rules are similar and different at home, school and in their community. Students learn about the type and structure of the United...
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Master of the Radio

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the four types of government in Ancient Greece. They participate in carefully constructed role playing scenarios where the person with the power in each situation controls the radio.
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Comparing Democracy and Republic

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use a graphic organizer, a T-chart, to contrast two types of government. They list facts about the two governments, and explain and defend their choice of facts to include.
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Research Project

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After reading books about Black history, complete an outline and research important African Americans in history. Use the included outline to write a report.
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Ancient Greece

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study and engage in a variety of activities surrounding the many aspects of Ancient Greece. They discuss the controversy surrounding The Elgin Marbles and write a letter to the museum curator persuading him to agree with...
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Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the election of 1960. They examine the political styles of important leaders, the issue of money, and the issue of fair play in American politics. Students explore the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.