Social studies - Gr. 6 - Topic 6.2 Historical Models of Democracy

General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the democratic principles exemplified by ancient Athens and the Iroquois Confederacy. (from Alberta Education)
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Mayor Moe and the councillors of the City often need to come up with new laws to keep things ticking along smoothly. But what happens when they don't agree about the solution to a problem? In each story the councillors are presented with a problem, and the group then makes a decision to address the problem with a new law, only to discover later there were unintended consequences in each instance.

Mayor Moe and the councillors of the City often need to come up with new laws to keep things ticking along smoothly. But what happens when they don't agree about the solution to a problem? In each story the councillors are presented with a problem, and the group then makes a decision to address the problem with a new law, only to discover later there were unintended consequences in each instance.

Ancient Athens -- Birth of democracy -- Military might of Athens -- Life in Athens -- Downfall and legacy.

Ancient Athens -- Birth of democracy -- Military might of Athens -- Life in Athens -- Downfall and legacy.

The formation of a confederacy -- The establishment of the great law of peace -- The power of the Iroquois constitution -- The legacy of the Iroquois confederacy.

The formation of a confederacy -- The establishment of the great law of peace -- The power of the Iroquois constitution -- The legacy of the Iroquois confederacy.

Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war, hate, and fear. Includes historical notes.

Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war, hate, and fear. Includes historical notes.

From philosophy and democracy to the catapult and the Olympics, the Ancient Greeks continue to influence all aspects of contemporary life. Read this book to find out more about how we encounter links to the ancient world every day.

From philosophy and democracy to the catapult and the Olympics, the Ancient Greeks continue to influence all aspects of contemporary life. Read this book to find out more about how we encounter links to the ancient world every day.

"Follows the stories of the ancient Greeks in Athens and the American colonists as they struggle to create democracies.

"Follows the stories of the ancient Greeks in Athens and the American colonists as they struggle to create democracies.

At one time the Iroquois Confederacy controlled a territory larger than the whole of Europe. Tehanetorens chronicles the pioneering experiment in democracy that stood as a model for a fledgling American government.

At one time the Iroquois Confederacy controlled a territory larger than the whole of Europe. Tehanetorens chronicles the pioneering experiment in democracy that stood as a model for a fledgling American government.

In the summer of 1701, negotiations were held between the French, their Native allies, and the Iroquois, in the town of Montreal, the heart of New France, to sign the Great Peace treaty. This book recounts the story of this exceptional event in words and images, painting a picture of a legendary time in North America, when the most disparate cultures had to find a way to co-exist.

In the summer of 1701, negotiations were held between the French, their Native allies, and the Iroquois, in the town of Montreal, the heart of New France, to sign the Great Peace treaty. This book recounts the story of this exceptional event in words and images, painting a picture of a legendary time in North America, when the most disparate cultures had to find a way to co-exist.

Discusses the origin, history, daily life, customs, and future of the Iroquois Indians.

Discusses the origin, history, daily life, customs, and future of the Iroquois Indians.

Looks at the customs, family life, history, government, culture, and daily life of the Iroquois nations of New York and Ontario.

Looks at the customs, family life, history, government, culture, and daily life of the Iroquois nations of New York and Ontario.

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