Workshop: The Democracy Game

This is a workshop which introduces Athenian democracy and history, and enables the children to use imagination and acting skills to stage an assembly to discuss important matters and to vote!

You will need... a voting urn, strips of paper.

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Workshop: The Democracy Game part two

Continued from here

 

SITUATION ONE:

WAR?
WE ARE THE ATHENIAN ASSEMBLY WE WILL VOTE ON EACH ISSUE AND GO WITH THE DECISION OF THE MAJORITY.
THE SPARTANS HAVE DEMANDED THAT WE DISBAND THE LEAGUE OR THEY WILL DECLARE WAR.

GENERAL:
WE MUST NOT ACCEPT THE SPARTAN DEMANDS. WE MUST PROTECT OUR INTERESTS AND THE LEAGUE. WE CAN FIGHT THE SPARTANS AND USE OUR NAVY TO BEAT THEM IN WAR.

FARMER:
THE SPARTAN ARMY IS TOO STRONG. THEY WILL INVADE OUR LAND AND DESTROY OUR CROPS. WE MUST MAKE PEACE WITH THE SPARTANS AND AVOID WAR.

MERCHANT:
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE THE LEAGUE. WE GET MONEY IN TAXES AND WE TRADE GOODS WITH THEM. WE MUST FIGHT THE SPARTANS.

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