Ancient Greece, Lesson 3: Forms of Government

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s):  6.42:  Explain the basic concepts of direct democracy and oligarchy.

     A.  Clear Target:  I can explain the basic concepts of democracy, aristocracy, direct democracy and oligarchy..

     B.  Set: TTW tell some jokes, or ask some riddles to the students in order to get their brains ready for learning. TTW play a video over forms of democracy as an interest cue.  Here is the link.

     C.  Bell Ringer: Ancient Greece Polis Bell Ringer Quiz

            1TTW review the clear target with the students ensuring understanding of the new terms (if any) and then lead a discussion on the bell ringer to ensure that the students understand the information in the lesson from the class prior.

               a.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, and the discussion is complete, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

               b.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TTW hand out a notes page and a worksheet to TS. TSW Complete the worksheet from the notes page.  TS can open the video to help compete their worksheet as it is a visual and audio version of the notes.  Here is the link to the video: Ancient Greece Forms of Government. TSW also complete the DBQ in section F. Independent Practice, below.

          1.  Checks For Understanding (CFU):

          2.  Video in Video N/A

          3.  Simulation:

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW demonstrate for the students how to: Find and open the document; use the document; turn in the document when completed.  TTW have a student share their screen and demonstrate all of the steps.  TTW assist, and have the class assist the student demonstrator with answering the first question as needed.  TTW also explain any activities in section F and get the students started on it by beginning the activity with them.

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day): 

1. TSW complete their guided notes

2. Complete the activities in the packet.

3. TSW Complete the DBQ: Follow the link, read the documents and complete the quiz.  Here is the link: Forms of Government DBQ

4.  Additional Videos: N/A

Questions over the video: N/A

    G.  Closure: Discuss the clear target and how it relates to the previous lesson. If time permits discuss the video from today’s lesson.

     H.  Assessment:  Class Discussion; The assignments

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