This is a group project that takes a single class period. Excerpt from assignment:
"When the government of Athens became a democracy in 507 BC, it set in motion a chain of events that would revolutionize not just the city, but the entire Greek world. Inspired by the freedom and openness of Athenian society, people from all over the known world traveled here to discover more about the city and its people.
Working in small groups, students will work produce sections of an historical newspaper or journal for publication in democratic Athens. Using the resources of this Web site (as well as books and other resources listed in the Research Links & Resources Page) pick an approximate date and research stories for your newspaper. This section has been tailored for a newspaper about Athens during the time of Pericles, because of the greater amount of information available for that period. However, with some adaptation and additional research it would be possible to compile newspapers for early or later periods."
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