March 13 Spartan Culture

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March 13 Spartan Culture

  1. 1. March 13, 2009 • Today: – Today we will learn about Spartan culture. • Homework: – No Homework • Warm Up – Write a sentence that explains the role common citizens played in each of the three styles of government we have talked about. Monarchy Oligarchy Democracy Who makes King or Queen A few people All Citizens the decisions?
  2. 2. Warm Up Answer • Ordinary citizens have little control in a monarchy or oligarchy, but they play a big part in a democracy.
  3. 3. Democracy Speed Round • What type of democracy did Athens have? • Who voted on laws in this direct democracy? • Who didn’t get to vote on laws? • What type of democracy do we have in the United States? • Why is it called a representative democracy? • What are three ways that our democracy differs from Athens’ democracy?
  4. 4. Sparta Movie • In your journal, label • The movie is about the today’s assignment: Persian war and the Spartan Culture. part Sparta played in it. • Take notes on the • Focus on how Spartan culture of Sparta: culture is different than Athenian culture. – Family relations – Education – Role of women – Religion
  5. 5. Spartan Culture • Unhealthy babies were not allowed to live • At age 7, Spartan boys were sent to 12 years of military training • Military training was very harsh • Men were often at war (not home) • Women were expected to be physically strong • Religious – went to oracles to get advice on the future • Monarchy/Oligarchy

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