Foundations – Unit 1 Study Guide

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Foundations – Unit 1 Study Guide

Believe it or not, you already have a study guide! It is called your unit calendar! Your unit class work as well as your HW help too. Since we are still at the beginning of the course, I will give you a sheet based on these things to direct your study.

**The list below can’t address every single thing on your test. But if you study these, you should have a clear picture of what you need to know**

Multiple Choice and Short Essay. Short Essay means anywhere between a large paragraph and a page.


Key Terms: Know what these are and why they are significant.

Democracy, Aristocracy, Solon, Cleisthenes, direct democracy, Pericles, Socrates, Plato, ancient Greek philosophy,

Aristotle’s claims about democracy, polis, Athens vs. Sparta
Republic, Patricians, Plebians, Senate, Justinian Code Our Sea, Twelve Tables, Assembly of Tribes, Consul, Roman Roads
Monotheistic Religions

Judaism, Ten Commandments, Jesus Christ, Monotheism, Diaspora, Christianity, Spread of Christianity
HW questions – you already answered these. Make sure you understand and can explain them.

1) How did Solon help Athens become more democratic?

2) What were the accomplishments of Cleisthenes and Pericles? In your opinion, who did more to strengthen democracy? Why?

3) How did Greek philosophers enhance democracy?

4) In what ways was the Roman political system similar to the Athenians and how was it different?

5) Describe the basic moral teachings of Judaism and how these beliefs may have enhanced democracy: participation of people in government.

6) How did the Roman Empire react to the growing popularity of Christianity?

7) How did monotheistic religions influence and spread democratic values?

Short Essay: Your short essay questions are based off of the essential questions for the unit. This unit you also had some Socratic Seminar questions that aided your understanding for the writing portion of your test.

How did Greco-Roman political philosophy and Judeo-Christian moral teachings influence the development of democratic values?
Class work packet list:

REMEMBER – I won’t collect all of this, but you will not know what I am collecting until your test day. Put your assignments IN ORDER in your binder so you can easily pull them out to turn in.

1. Creating a Society

2.  Greek City States Reading

3.  Famous Ancient Greeks Film Notes

4.  Rise of Democracy Primary Source - Aristotle

5.  Rome and Democracy

6.  Democracy Review Chart

7. Outer Circle Notes for Socratic Seminar (These are the ones you take while in the outer circle. The PREP SHEET is turned in separately and is part of your project grade).

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