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General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the democratic principles exemplified by ancient Athens and the Iroquois Confederacy. (from Alberta Education)
Website: The Tree of Peace : The Six Nations : Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth

The Tree of Peace The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth

Website: The Wampum Chronicles: Mohawk Territory on the Internet by Darren Bonaparte

Website: The Wampum Chronicles: Mohawk Territory on the Internet by Darren Bonaparte

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.

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.

A discussion of the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy and the influence of this constitution and its values on the political ideas of the United States. Gr.9-12

The Iroquois Constitution (Great American Political Documents): A discussion of the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy and the influence of this constitution and its values on the political ideas of the United States.

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.

That's not fair!: Getting to know your rights and freedoms. by Danielle McLaughlin

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.

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

The Six Nations of the Iroquois is a powerful American Indian group in modern New York and Ontario. The history of these nations is one of peace, cooperation,

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.

Discusses life in Athens between 495-429 B.C. when Pericles, remarkable war chief and politician, ruled.

Discusses life in Athens between B. when Pericles, remarkable war chief and politician, ruled.

Only Hiawatha is brave enough to defy Chief Atotarho's wicked orders and bring peace and unity to the Iroquois people. Gr.3 and up.

Only Hiawatha is brave enough to defy Chief Atotarho's wicked orders and bring peace and unity to the Iroquois people.