Ancient Greece

Block K - Democracy

Discover the lasting influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. Investigate the timeline and four main periods of the Greek Empire. Explore different kinds of historical sources and evaluate their usefulness. Marvel at Alexander the Great and the empire under his leadership. Learn about trading and design, research lifestyle and clothing, and study key Ancient Greek buildings. Research the historical background of Aesop and his fables. Learn about the roles and rights of free men, women, children and slaves in Ancient Greece and research democracy. Examine the exciting Olympics and its modern legacy.

Learn about the development of democracy from its creation in Ancient Greece to systems used today. Plan and run your very own class democratic system. This block could be used to enhance the teaching of fundamental British values.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Introduction to democracy

Learn about the development of democracy from its creation in Ancient Greece. Run a modern vote on a class or school issue.

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02: Ancient Greek Democracy

Discover exactly how democracy began in Ancient Greece. Take part in an Ancient Greek vote.

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03: Building a democracy

Look back at the different examples of democracy studied. Plan and run your own class democratic system.