Discovering democracy: should the people rule?

TLF ID L9517

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the development of systems of government, from early democracy in Athens (where all 'citizens', a small proportion of the population, could vote), through the oligarchy in Sparta and direct democracy in Switzerland to Australia’s system of representative democracy. Complete a related task.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Presents forms of government both in ancient Greece and in relatively recent times in Switzerland, and contrasts the rights of people to vote.
  • Presents the first approximation to democratic government, which appeared in Athens.
  • Provides a related student task.
Year level

4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Kay Bishop
  • Organization: Kay Bishop
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Getty Images\, Time and Life Pictures
  • Organization: Getty Images\, Time and Life Pictures
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © 2020 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This resource may be used free-of-charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided any acknowledgements are retained.