Lessons from Antiquity
Teach your students about democracy with examples from the very beginning! In this lesson, students learn about Athens’s direct democracy and Rome’s republic. Students explore how these governments took shape and key features of their structure, and then try their hands at comparing and contrasting each to U.S. government today.
Describe democracy in Athens and Rome
Differentiate between democracy and other forms of government
Identify characteristics of direct and representative democracy
Compare and contrast democracy in Athens and Rome to the U.S. government today
Analyze arguments against democracy