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What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
An Introduction to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Alexis de Tocqueville wanted to establish a successful democracy in France, so he turned to the newest example of democracy available in the early nineteenth century: the young American government. Learn more about the observations from...
An Introduction to Robert Dahl's Democracy and Its Critics
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "Government of the people, for the people, and by the people shall not perish from the Earth." A video summary of Robert Dahl's Democracy and Its Critics, part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest...
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 1/5)
8 mins 9th - 12th
Democracy - "use it or lose it" is the point of view of this British narrator as he explores the history and development of this big idea that changed the world. Part one of the five-part series explores the challenges to democracy...
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 5/5)
6 mins 9th - 12th
The series ends with the narrator's statements of conviction: �The human race (is) like survivors in a life boat with one loaf of bread. There are only three ways of distributing it: you sell it so the rich gobble it up, fight for it so...
Turning Points in History - Democracy in Greece
4 mins 9th - 12th
This brief overview, narrated by James Walker, traces the development of democracy from ancient Greece through the Iroquois ConfederacyÕs constitution, called The Great Law of Peace, to the present. Walker urges viewers to learn about...
The Role of Citizens in a Participatory Democracy
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Groups research participatory democracies and compare the role and rights of citizens in ancient history with those in recent U.S. history. Guided by a series of questions, individuals compose a persuasive essay in which they discuss the...
Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course World History 230
16 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is democracy on the rise, or is it declining worldwide? Take a look at Crash Course World History's take on the state of global democracy when compared to the governments of Singapore, China
Demonstrating an Understanding the Evolution of Democracy in the United States
9th - 12th
Students explore how democracy in the United States changed and evolved from its birth to the present. They participate in a mock testing environment. Students write a multi-tasked essay on American government and politics.
Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?
11 mins 9th - 12th
Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear...
Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions...