Foundations of Democracy

This lesson is designed for a high school United States Government class. It aligns with South Carolina state Standard 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental historical and philosophical principles and ideas that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy.

This lesson addresses USG.1.ER: Analyze the philosophical influences on core political principles in the American constitutional democracy.

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to
-Identify early forms of democratic governments
-Analyze the impact of early forms of democratic government on the formation of American government
-Compare and contrast Greek democracy and Roman republicanism


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  • Intro.MOV
  • Ancient Greek Government.jpg
  • Democracy-Presentation.pptx
  • Types-of-Democracy.pdf
  • Venn-Diagram Activity.docx

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Created: Sep 22, 2019


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