An Introduction to Aristotle's Politics

Are politics a necessary and natural part of society? High schoolers view a brief explanation of Aristotle's Politics to learn more about the ways Greek society — and modern society — form the political world to help citizens improve their lives.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video during an election year or when discussing the modern political system
  • Have learners compare Aristotle's views with their own views of modern politics
Classroom Considerations

  • You can find the full version of the analysis at the publisher's website with a paid subscription or trial membership
  • Comment section is open to the public
Pros

  • Employs an applicable example of a shoal of fish to demonstrate Aristotle's point
  • Helpful for both political science and philosophy discussions
Cons

  • None