Period 2 – World History Lesson Plan (8-11-2016)

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

Directions: When you come in today you will see small pieces of paper on the desk next to the door. Please take one, write your name on it, and then answer the question below.

Question – “How do you see the ancient world affecting us today?”

Task #1 –

Over the last two days you created your own country and determined how it was organized. Have you ever wondered where all those questions about how to set up a country came from? Today we are going to be going over the legacy of Greece and Rome. The notes are available for download below. Each pair of students will have one Chromebook today logged in and viewing the notes for today as a reference.

Downloadable PDF -> World History Notes – Chapter 1 Section 1 Legacy of Greece and Rome

As we go through the notes we will be practicing comprehension in several methods. The methods we will be using today are listed below in order.


Method #1 – Cause & Effect Chart

We will break the notes down into a cause and effect T-Chart.

Downloadable Example of cause and effect T-Chart -> Cause & Effect – T-Chart


Method #2 – Questioning Material

We will ask questions throughout the material. I will introduce you to Costa’s Levels of Questioning. Today we will be operating at Level 1.

Downloadable Chart for Costa’s Questions -> costas-levels-of-thinking-and-questioning


Method #3 – Cause and Effect Herringbone Chart

We will be creating two Cause and Effect Herringbone Charts today. One for the Legacy of Greece and one for the Legacy of Rome.

Downloadable Herringbone Chart format -> Cause & Effect – Herringbone Chart (6)


Method #4 – Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram.

Once we have a firm understanding of the legacies of Greece and Rome we will be creating Venn Diagram charts to compare and contrast the two.

Downloadable Venn Diagram Example -> Compare and Contrast – Venn Diagram


Ticket Out the Door:


1.What would you say is the most important fact about Greece a person should remember?

2. What would you say is the most important fact about Rome a persons should remember?



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

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