The questions are : 1) List the contradictions between what the Athenians thought of themselves and the realities of life in Ancient Athens – particularly for minorities, women, and those who were not citizens. Think particularly about the ideals of democracy and what was offered through education. Who benefited from Athenian democracy and education, and who was marginalized?
2) What were the essential differences and similarities between the type of education offered in Athens and that offered in other Greek city states, or other civilizations we have learned of?
3) Can you think of some contradictions between how we describe democracy today and how it is actually lived in modern American society? How would you explain these contradictions to your students? The video is :