World History

Rise of Democratic Ideas Unit

Purpose: To trace the roots of democracy through different world civilizations. To compare the strengths and weaknesses of direct democracy, a republic, absolute monarchy and constitutional monarchy.

Objectives: At the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. describe how the Hebrews and Christians made early contributions to democracy
    2. analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the direct democracy used in the Ancient Greece.
    3. analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a republic used by the Roman Empire.
    4. analyze the strengths and weaknesses of an absolute monarchy used in France.
    5. analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a constitutional monarchy used in England.
    6. evaluate which government system is the most effective.

 

Assignments and Assessment:

Conflict Resolution Exercise Due on Fri. 8/30 (worth 10 points)

Hebrews and Christian Due on Tues 9/3 (worth15 points)

Direct Democracy in Greece Due on Wed 9/4 (worth 10 points)

Roman Republic Due on Thurs 9/5 (worth 10 points)

French Absolute Monarchy Due on Fri. 9/6 (worth 10 points)

Constitutional Monarchy in England Due on Mon. 9/9 (worth 15 points)

Review Game played on Tues 9/10

Rise of Democratic Ideas Test on Wed. 9/11 (worth 60 points)

Stars (Class Participation Points) earned daily