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What did democracy really mean in Athens? (Ancient Greece)

As a class, watch the TEDEd video "What did democracy really mean in Athens?" 1. Tap on 2. Click on Think 3. Answer the multiple choice questions. 4. Take a screenshot of your results and your to Seesaw 5. Tap 6. Add a comment to your photo to answer the question: What is a democracy? 7. Extension: Add another comment to answer the question: In ancient Greece, it was extremely important. How important is service to your government? 8. Tap

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, Social Studies, STEAM, History
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WATCH: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-did-democracy-really-mean-in-athens-melissa-schwartzberg How important is service to your government? In ancient Greece, it was extremely important. In fact, those who did not participate could be fined, and painted red! http://www.ushistory.org/civ/5b.asp Although, it may have not been a democracy for all who lived there, all male citizens had the right to equality, freedom of speech and right to participate in governmental decisions. In fact, it was almost an expectation. Read more about the process and its importance to the citizens here http://www.ancient.eu/Athenian_Democracy/.