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1 Please do not talk at this time Sept 3 Please get out your Suspension Report, check for your name and turn that in. Please pick up the handout Western Political Thought, Pg 12A/B and turn it over to the blank side. HW: No Homework

2 Unit 1: Origins of Western Political Thought We study this because the United States of America is a "Western Civilization.” We need to decide what Western Political Thought is before we get started. You are all excellent primary sources for Western Political Thought just because you live in a Western Civilization and see it every day!

3 Tell your partner and write a list of bullet notes on pg. 12A What are the major features of our society, or government, and our economy?

4 Please get a reading on WPT and a Chart (pg 12C) The source for this reading is “What is Western Culture?” by Western Culture Global, published This is a group dedicated to Western Political Thought so they probably have a good idea what it is…. With your partner, read over the this article and fill out the TOP row on your Handout.

5 Let’s define these together… Add to your own work! Reason: IDENTIFY the definition Rights: IDENTIFY the definition Individualism: IDENTIFY the definition Democracy: IDENTIFY the definition

6 Let’s define these together… Add to your own work! Reason: IDENTIFY the definition Rights: IDENTIFY the definition Individualism: IDENTIFY the definition Democracy: IDENTIFY the definition

7 Let’s define these together… Add to your own work! Reason: IDENTIFY the definition Rights: IDENTIFY the definition Individualism: IDENTIFY the definition Democracy: IDENTIFY the definition

8 Now go back to your bullet list! Where does each thing go: Reason Rights Individualism or Democracy? Use your answer to fill out the bottom of your chart.

9 Please do not talk at this time Sept 4/5 What do you know or remember about Ancient Greece? Tell your partner. HW: Finish all the questions on Pg. 13A/B Aristotle and Plato

10 Western Political Thought Starts in Ancient Greece Many of the ideas that we believe in today were first thought of and practiced in Ancient Greece. Greece is a country in the Mediterranean. It has a unique geography that helped it develop some of these ideas. Geography often plays a huge roll in how things happen in history.

11 Greek Geography Greece has many islands and mountains so communities grew up separately and were able to form their own way of doing things without being conquered by others or pushed into one big group. Greece has a very mild climate, so its easy to grow lots of food. This leaves time for people to do other things, like think up new ideas and try new ways of doing things without starving to death.

12 Today we are going to read some documents written by famous ancient Greek thinkers. Please get a Ancient Greek Thinkers Questions handout (Pg. 13A/B) and a folder of Documents. We will start with Aristotle. Aristotle is going to talk about three Types of government and which governments are best.

13 For this assignment… One of the Questions will be graded carefully with the Critical Thinking Rubric. Make a connection between what Plato or Aristotle says and something from pg. 13. Also, write these carefully, so I can read them easily.

14 Describe: According to Aristotle, what is the key feature of a just (good) government? What is the key feature of a bad (perversion) government? Identify. According to Aristotle, what are the three just (good) forms of government?

15 Describe: According to Aristotle, what is the key feature of a just (good) government? What is the key feature of a bad (perversion) government? Identify. According to Aristotle, what are the three just (good) forms of government?

16 Describe: According to Aristotle, what is the key feature of a just (good) government? What is the key feature of a bad (perversion) government? Identify. According to Aristotle, what are the three just (good) forms of government?

17 Explain: According to Aristotle, what is the worst of the good forms of government? Why is this? Identify: According to Aristotle, what are the three bad (perversion) forms of government?

18 Explain: According to Aristotle, what is the worst of the good forms of government? Why is this? Identify: According to Aristotle, what are the three bad (perversion) forms of government?

19 Explain: According to Aristotle, what is the worst of the good forms of government? Why is this? Identify: According to Aristotle, what are the three bad (perversion) forms of government?

20 Analyze: In what ways do you think the ideas expressed in Aristotle’s Politics influenced Western political thought? Both ___________and _________ mention _______________. This idea is key to Western Political thought because it…… and it was part of Aristotle’ Politics when he says _________________________

21 Set up Pg. 14A: Types of Government like this- 1 Person 2-10 people All the People One Few Many Academic Vocabulary: To What Extent- how much one thing is like or part of something else. We say… “to what extent (How much) are the people in charge in these governments….” Gov’t TypeGood VersionBad Version Using the Aristotle reading, can you figure out the two versions (good and bad) of the three types of government?

22 Set up Pg. 14A: Types of Government like this- 1 Person 2-10 people All the People One Few Many Academic Vocabulary: To What Extent- how much one thing is like or part of something else. We say… “to what extent (How much) are the people in charge in these governments….” Government TypeGood VersionBad Version Kingship/Monarchy- Rule by an educated king who uses reason and cares for his people Oligarchy- Rule by a small group of people, usually people with military power and money Constitutional Democracy- People rule themselves Mob Rule- A crazy mob rules with violence and terror Aristocracy- Nobles rule with wisdom and a care for their people Tyranny- Rule by one person with all the power who only makes decisions to benefit himself.

23 Now on to Plato… Plato is going to talk about the Philosopher King, and what qualities he should have.

24 Summarize: According to Socrates/Plato, what change must happen for the governments of the world to become more fair and just? Describe. According to Socrates/Plato, what is a philosopher (ie. what features to philosophers possess)?

25 Summarize: According to Socrates/Plato, what change must happen for the governments of the world to become more fair and just? Describe. According to Socrates/Plato, what is a philosopher (ie. what features to philosophers possess)?

26 Summarize: According to Socrates/Plato, what change must happen for the governments of the world to become more fair and just? Describe. According to Socrates/Plato, what is a philosopher (ie. what features to philosophers possess)?

27 Discuss: Looking at Plato’s definition of a philosopher, why would a philosopher make a good leader? Explain: How is Socrates/Plato’s idea to fix the governments of the world received by Glaukon? Why do you think this is?

28 Analyze: In what ways do you think the ideas expressed in Plato’s Republic influenced Western political thought? Plato’s Republic discusses the concept of _______ when he says _______________. This can also be seen in Western Political Thought, in that we believe___________________. These ideas are connected because…. Hint: Who does the Philosopher King remind you of in American Government?

29 Please do not talk at this time Sept 6 Please get out pgs Then get pg 15A from the front of the room. The Deep Thinking Question on the bottom is your homework. It will be graded carefully with the Critical Thinking Rubric. Use at least one other thing you learned about Greek ideas in your answer. Use more than one other Greek idea for a higher grade. Also, write these carefully, so I can read them easily. HW: Finish the Deep Thinking Question on pg 15A

30 Questions: Jury Selection Machine 1. What does a jury do? 2. Why would it be important to select jurors randomly? How would that get you a fairer judgment? 3. What does the jury selection process tell you about how Greeks viewed the thinking and reasoning ability of their fellow citizens?

31 Questions: Jury Selection Machine 1. What does a jury do? 2. Why would it be important to select jurors randomly? How would that get you a fairer judgment? 3. What does the jury selection process tell you about how Greeks viewed the thinking and reasoning ability of their fellow citizens?

32 Questions: Jury Selection Machine 1. What does a jury do? 2. Why would it be important to select jurors randomly? How would that get you a fairer judgment? 3. What does the jury selection process tell you about how Greeks viewed the thinking and reasoning ability of their fellow citizens?

33 Questions: Voting Stones 4. How did Greek citizens tell the government what they wanted? 5. What does the right to vote tell you about how Greeks viewed the thinking and reasoning ability of their fellow citizens?

34 Questions: Voting Stones 4. How did Greek citizens tell the government what they wanted? 5. What does the right to vote tell you about how Greeks viewed the thinking and reasoning ability of their fellow citizens?

35 Questions: Voting Stones 4. How did Greek citizens tell the government what they wanted? 5. What does the right to vote tell you about how Greeks viewed the thinking and reasoning ability of their fellow citizens?

36 Questions: Cartoons 6. Who rules in Athenian democracy? 7. Who doesn’t have a say in Athenian democracy? 8. What does that tell you about what ancient Greeks thought about each other?

37 Questions: Cartoons 6. Who rules in Athenian democracy? 7. Who doesn’t have a say in Athenian democracy? 8. What does that tell you about what ancient Greeks thought about each other?

38 Questions: Cartoons 6. Who rules in Athenian democracy? 7. Who doesn’t have a say in Athenian democracy? 8. What does that tell you about what ancient Greeks thought about each other?

39 Questions: Aristotle’s Politics 9. According to Aristotle, which is more important, the king or the law? 10. What are the three parts of government that Aristotle talks about? 11. What does each part have control over?

40 Questions: Aristotle’s Politics 9. According to Aristotle, which is more important, the king or the law? 10. What are the three parts of government that Aristotle talks about? 11. What does each part have control over?

41 Questions: Aristotle’s Politics 9. According to Aristotle, which is more important, the king or the law? 10. What are the three parts of government that Aristotle talks about? 11. What does each part have control over?

42 Deep Thinking Question….Pg 15B This is the question I will be grading carefully with the Critical Thinking Rubric Scoring:  Use at least one other thing you learned about Greek ideas in your answer. (B Level Answer)  Use more than one other Greek idea for a higher grade (A level Answer) Also, write these carefully, so I can read them easily. Why would Aristotle think a government needed three parts?

43 Answer organizer? What does Aristotle think about individual people? (like Philosopher kings) What does Aristotle think about governments? (like aristocracies, democracies, tyrannies) What does Aristotle think about large groups of people? (like mobs)

44 Sentence Frames to the rescue! Aristotle felt that people were able to ____________, but sometimes, when they were in large groups they ______________. Also, while the best leaders _____________, others were more concerned with __________. For that reason, Aristotle suggested governments have three branches, because that way ____________________.

45 Take Away for this lesson! Pg 16AGreek Traditions in Democracy- People have the ability to use reason to solve problems Leaders need to be educated and to care about ALL their people Even the leader should follow the law (Rule of Law) Voting is a good system for letting people make decisions People have good judgment, so letting them decide a case with a jury works Three Branches of Government: Legislative to make laws, Executive to enforce laws, and Judicial to decide the laws

46 Index so far Pg 12A-C Western Political Thought Pg 13A Ancient Greek Thinkers Pg 14A Types of Government Pg 15A More Greek Thinkers Pg 16A Greek Contributions to Democracy


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