This student activity consists of two exercises focusing on the formation of a democracy in Athens. In the first exercise (page 2), students will examine a quote from Pericles and respond via three reflection and opinion based questions. this can be done individually, or in small groups. In the second exercise (page 1) students role play the Periclean government in various scenarios. In groups they will present to the class in their specified role and collaborate on a solution to make democracy work.