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.

Assessment: Homework 10 points

Daily Class Assignments (60 points)

Student Response Sheet (20 points)

Class Participation points (Stars) vary per student

Unit Test (60 points)

Homework Assignment: Due on Friday September 5, 2003 (10 points)

Read handout of French Absolute Monarchy and complete questions

Assignments, Due Dates and Point Values

Conflict Resolution Exercise Fri. 8/29 10 points

Hebrews and Christian Tradition Wed. 9/3 15 points

Direct Democracy in Greece Thurs. 9/4 10 points

Roman Republic Fri. 9/5 10 points

Constitutional Monarchy in England Mon. 9/8 15 points

Student Response Sheet Tues. 9/9 20 points

Review Game Wed. 9/10 points vary

Rise of Democratic Ideas Test Thurs. 9/11 60 points