A basic lesson with a handout on the Athenian Democracy and the Roman Republic. Students read over the content, complete a venn diagram to compare the two governments, and then apply the ideas to current scenarios. The lesson would be appropriate for English Language Development students as it uses simple language to review key concepts important to understanding the roots of democracy. Teachers will need to register for a free account in order to download the materials.

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