Period 2 – World History Lesson Plan (8-10-2016)

Period 2 - World History


Introduction to the Origin of Democracy.


The Democratic Tradition

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

10.1 – Students  will be able to relate the moral and ethical principals in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will be able to explain what is necessary to formulate a government. This is day #2 of this objective. Yesterday’s lesson did not work well and has become revised below.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide

Life Connection:

You will be determining how today’s material relates to your current life before you leave here today. I will post some student answers here by tomorrow.


Gross National Product, currency, geography, public services


Classroom Rules:

Mr Tylers Classroom Room (V2)



Warm Up (0 minutes)


I am going to skip the warm up for today.


Task #1 (Individually) –

Reminder about – My website is an integral part of my class experience. I will show you how it works on the computer and on your cell phones. Depending on the number of people who have a smart device with them we will do a quick scavenger hunt through the site. I will also be showing you the class’s Twitter and Instagram feeds.


Task #2 (Individually) –

Students will develop their own government.

Yesterday’s lesson plan did not work so well. Today we are going to try something different. At the beginning of class I am going to ask which of you feel confident in your computer abilities to complete your work on the computer and which of you would rather work on paper. From there you will be placed into two groups.


GROUP #1 – COMPUTER GROUP (Student lead)

You will be given credit for yesterday’s work. TODAY, you will be working individually. Download, save, and share the document below to It is the same document as yesterday. You are beginning the work again, but this time by yourself. If you are in this group you are only whispering to each other if you want to help one another. Only contact me if you have tried to solve the problem first and are stuck. When you call me over I will first ask what did you do to try and solve the problem on your own first. Then I will help you. REMEMBER, when you download the document below to click the blue “SHARE” button and “SAVE AS GOOGLE DOC”. Wait for the blue button to turn bright blue again and then press the button again. This time it will ask who do you want to share to. Share to

Assignment -> Period 2 – Your Name – Building a Government Activity


GROUP #2 – PAPER GROUP  (Teacher lead)

We will go going through the form together one item at a time on paper. By the end of today you will have a completely fictional country created on paper.

Ticket Out the Door:

In three sentences. Explain in your own words how the past created the democracy that we know today.


Review the material from today and be ready for a brief quiz tomorrow morning right after the bell.


9-10.RH1 Cite specific evidence to support analysis of primary & secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

9-10.WHST.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events (see a-f)


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