Everything you need to understand or teach The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama.
The Origins of Political Order is the first of two planned volumes by Francis Fukuyama examining how civilizations develop political institutions and what factors drive the direction of political development. He covers a period stretching from pre-history up to the late 18th century just prior to the French Revolution.
Fukuyama differs from some of the prevailing writers on political organization in that he does not assume that humans intentionally constructed their first social order. He finds biological evidence by comparison with modern chimpanzees that humans are naturally social animals who have always banded together even before organizing politically.
Fukuyama identifies three key elements of modern democracy as the presence of a strong state, a concept of the rule of law, and an accountable government. He traces the development of these three elements separately in a comparative look at the civilizations of ancient China, India, the Middle East and...
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: