Ancient Greece- homework due for Monday 20th November

Next week, we will be looking at the different forms of governance in Ancient Greece. These approaches are still used around the world today. There is a large amount for the children to learn so we would like the children to only take one element and be able to talk about it to their peers. We have arranged the children into colour groups and would like them to only look at the features of the one approach that they have been allocated. The four areas are:

MONARCHY: Orange group

OLIGARCHY: Red group

TYRANNY: Blue group

DEMOCRACY: Green group

We would like the children to think about the following:

  • Write a short definition and give an examples
  • Write the benefits of this approach.
  • What are the problems?
  • Look up any countries that still use this approach today.

 

24 thoughts on “Ancient Greece- homework due for Monday 20th November

  1. Monarchy

    definition – Monarchy is an English word and a form of the government.
    1. The benefits of Monarchy is that only one person makes all the decisions.
    2.The problems of Monarchy are that only one person chooses what happened and what happens.
    3.No countries still use this approach.

  2. Oligarchy

    -From Greek meaning ‘few’ and ‘governed by/ruled’
    Definition- A small group of people running a country or organisation. Usually run by rich, royal religious or military people.
    Benefits- The government can make and act on decisions quickly.
    Problems- Their ideas may not be accepted because there is no one representing the general public.
    China, North Korea and Venezuela still use this approach

  3. Oligarchy is a group of men from rich families which controlled the state .
    The good thing about is that descions happen rapidly
    The bad thing about oligarchy is that the middle class people are squeezed out and that free speech falls by the wayside.
    Countries that still use this approach :
    China, North Korea and Venezuela
    Enjoy! ☺

  4. Hi,here is my homework,

    1.Oligarchy is a country that has this form of government is an oligarchy too. The political term, oligarchy, comes to English from the Greek with its meaning intact – a form of government run by a small number of people such as wealthy landowners, royalty or powerful military figures.

    2.Oligarchy, government by the few, especially despotic power exercised by a small and privileged group for corrupt or selfish purposes. Aristotle used the term oligarchy to designate the rule of the few when it was exercised not by the best but by bad men unjustly.

    1.The ancient Athenians were gravely aware that their cherished democratic form of government could all too easily deteriorate into an oligarchy. For this reason, they initiated a process of drawing lots for selecting government officials—even important officials like judge.

    Rule by a small number of people. Differently from aristocracy, these people rule because they share a common attribute (wealth, connections, strength, intelligence, specialization, honour Generally they are not a specific social class except for being usually wealthy such as Russian oligarchs. It is a specific group that usually constitute the top sectors of the government, although they still may be religious, military or noble leaders for example.

  5. monarchy is a form of government .
    1. a benefit of the monarchy is there is only one person who makes the decisions
    2.the problems are that only one person can decide what happend
    3.there is no other countries

  6. DEMOCRACY: Green group
    Definition: Democracy is how a county is run.
    Benefits: Democracy is a system of government.
    Countries: Some of the countries that use democracy today are: Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Canada.

  7. My Homework
    Tyranny: Cruel and oppressive government or rule ( bad people.)
    1. Well tyranny government was able to stay in power because they had strong armies and people supported them. It was ruled by one, so decisions were really easy.
    2.The problem of tyranny is that the public don’t always agree with the strict rules that are imposed.
    3.North Korea and Zimbabwe but one week ago Zimbabwe has just been taken over by the army.

  8. Oligarchy

    Definition-a small group of people having control of a country or organization.

    1.Oligarchies presented a form of compromise for the Ancient Greeks between monarchy and democracy.

    2.For the Greeks (or more particularly the Athenians) any system which excluded power from the whole citizen-body and was not a tyranny or monarchy was described as an oligarchy.

    3.Country’s like:China,North Korea and Venezuela still use oligarchy.

    Monarchy

    Definition-a form of government with a monarch at the head.

    1.The benefits of Monarchy is that only one person makes all the decisions.

    2.The problems of Monarchy are that only one person chooses what happened and what happens.

    3.(Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

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  9. Democracy

    1.Definition-A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
    2. Their efforts are based on the idea that democracy benefits people by protecting basic human rights.
    3.They respond rationally to the bad incentives democracy creates. This mirrors the problem of air pollution.
    4.India, USA, UK, France, Germany, Pakistan, Ireland, South Africa, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Nepal (one of the recent countries to adopt democracy), Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh and many more.

  10. TYRANNY

    defenition=a state under cruel and oppressive government.
    1.The benefits of Tyranny is one person from the goverment had to have a vote.
    2.the problems of Tyranny are no everyone gets to vote.
    3.Vietnam,Laos,Cuba,North Korea,China still use Tyranny.

  11. definition:democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
    democracy comes from the word demos [people].
    Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada and Finland still use democracy.
    In Ancient Greece, Democracy helped to pick a leader among the citizens.

  12. Definition-a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of state,typically through elected representatives. This is the definition in my words. People choose a main party so there would be priminister or president.
    The benefit from ancient greek democracy is that people could be wealthy, secured,guarded and be powered.In Athens and some other Greek cities dramas and writing appeared that focused on the human condition rather than the gods. There was a lucid poetry about shared pleasures, love and other feelings. Dramas were written that touched upon human complexity and weakness, including flaws in exemplary heroes. There were insights that modern psychology would build upon: narcissism, the Oedipus complex, phobias and manias.Athens lacked a professional, responsible, civil service. The functioning of governmental offices remained the special knowledge of a few ambitious politicians who used this knowledge to gain or maintain power and influence. For decades a man had to pass property qualifications to run for high office. Politics and the judiciary in Athens remained under the influence of people of wealth. Venal judges presided at courts of law marked by corruption and perjury. Common people did not have the leisure to serve their city as officials or as members of juries. Not until after 460, when Athens acquired wealth from empire, would people be paid to participate in jury duty or paid to serve as one of the five hundred city council members – pay that would enable common people to leave their work for such activities.
    The UK still uses democracy and Nigeria,France,Germany,US of A,Pakistan,South Africa,Ireland,Nepal ( one of the recent countries to adopt democracy). Greece,Norway,Italy,Switzerland,Sweden,Poland,Australia,New Zealand,Indonesia,Philippines,Bangladesh and many more.

  13. Orange Group- Monarchy

    Definition- in ancient Greece monarchy was described as a oligarchy. Oligarchy were perhaps the most common form or city-state government and they often occurred when democracy went wrong.

    2. The benefits of monarchy is that only one person make all the decisions.
    3.The problems are only one person chooses what happened and hat happens.
    4. No countries still use this approach.

  14. Write a short definition and give an examples – a form of government with a monarch at the head.

    Write the benefits of this approach. The Monarchy makes all of the choices.

    What are the problems? Only 1 single person will make the decision for what happened before in the past and what will happen in the future.

    Look up any countries that still use this approach today. None.

  15. 1 the benefits of monarchy is that only one person makes all the decisions
    2the problems of monarchy are that only one person chooses what happend and what happend.
    3no countries still use this approach

  16. monarchy

    definition-
    a form of government with a monarch at the head.
    1 a person how makes all the decision
    2 there is only one that chooses what happens next
    3 Monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom

  17. the countries that were the furst one to make the government is a countries monarchy a person and he was the fast one to make it too kings government and slave were quite common

  18. Definition

    Monarchy is a form of government with a monarch at the head. In an absolute monarchy, the monarch rules as an autocrat, with absolute power over the state and government — for example, the right to rule by decree, promulgate laws, and impose punishments

  19. Definition monarchy a form of government with a monarch at the head. In an absolute monarchy, the monarch rules as an autocrat, with absolute power over the state and government — for example, the right to rule by decree, promulgate laws, and impose punishments

  20. MONARCHY
    1. a form of government
    2.only an important person can be a leader
    3. the problems are that only 1 person can make the choices
    4. Antigua, Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia

  21. Write a short definition and give an example ? Monarchy is an English word and form of gverment.
    Only important people can be leader.
    The only problem are that only 1 person can make choices.
    Look up any countries that still use this approach today.None.

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