In this activity, you will be exploring the development of democracy in Athens and its effect on us to this day
A good site for Greek History resources

 

ANCIENT GREECE:

SPARTA AND ATHENS-

THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRACY

 http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM

Describe the reforms of Solon and their relation to the development of democracy 

 

 

Describe the reforms of Cleisthenes

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM

Briefly describe the history of Sparta 

 

 

 

Conclusion: 1 List what you believe to be the 5 most important characteristics of democracy.

2 Based on the information you have gathered here, and in class, do you think Athens was more or less democrartic than our own society ? Explain.