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Aim: How did political life in Sparta differ from Athens?  Do Now: Copy the vocabulary into your notebook: *Citizen- member of a state or nation *Oligarchy-

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1 Aim: How did political life in Sparta differ from Athens?  Do Now: Copy the vocabulary into your notebook: *Citizen- member of a state or nation *Oligarchy- Type of government where power lies in the hands of a few people *Democracy-Political power lies in the hands of the people or citizens *Totalitarian-Dictatorship *Rhetoric-Public debate *Assembly- law making group

2 Students will read documents 1 and 2 and answer the questions that follow Motivation

3 Bonus / Extra Credit  If you complete the “Create your own City-State” worksheet activity, it may be used for extra credit or to replace a missing assignment/homework.

4 Group work  Students will work in pairs  One students will read the section on Athens and fill out the graphic organizer  One student will read the section on Sparta and fill out the graphic organizer  After both students are finished, they will then compare their findings

5 Athens  Democratic Athens (450 BC) Athens had a system of government in which every citizen could participate in government directly, by voting on issues brought before them (DEMOCRACY)  Only a small minority were citizens – women and slaves were not considered citizens  Athens establishes the pattern for later Western democracies  The Age of Pericles, the Golden Age of Athens

6 Sparta  Totalitarian Sparta – all parts of life: economic, social, political, religious, and educational are controlled by the state  Life was organized around military needs = militaristic state  Military strength and rule by just a few people, land owners and nobility = aristocracy  The majority of Spartans had no say in the government  Individualism and new ideas were discouraged  Did not promote individual freedom in the arts and sciences and thus it had little impact on western European history  Weak infants were left to die


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