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October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

On Forms of Government on Monday

ANARCHY

MONARCHY

TYRANNY

ARISTOCRACY

OLIGARCHY

DEMOCRACY

REPUBLIC

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History, Forms of Governmet and Politics

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Yesterday’s lecture focused on the contributions of the ancient Greeks and Romans and then the French Revolution to our understanding of government and the political spectrum.

Running Tab for Social Studies Assignments

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Last Friday: Top 10 Terrible Tyrants List

Monday 10/19:  Tyranny Past & Present Questions

Wednesday 10/21 One Late Night Play Questions

Will be updated as the week proceeds.

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New Unit Vocabulary

October 5, 2009 Leave a comment

We are starting a new unit on Forms of Government & the Political Spectrum. This unit draws from political science, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, philosophy and world history.

Unit Vocabulary:

State of Nature    Social-Contract    Society    Sovereign   Government    Law

Rule-set    Law-Giver   Populary Sovereignty   Right of Revolution  

Hunter-Gatherer     Tribe     Chiefdom    Kingdom    Agricultural Revolution

Anarchy     Tyranny    Monarchy   Aristocracy   Oligarchy   Democracy 

Demagogue    Direct Democracy   Representative Democracy    Republic

Subject    Citizen    Hierarchy   Market    Network   “Mixed Government”

Cycle of Constitutions    Authoritarian    Totalitarian    Libertarian   

Dictatorship

Philosophers:

Plato     Aristotle     Polybius    Cicero      Ibn Khaldun    Machiavelli    

Montesquieu     Hobbes    Locke     James Madison