Social Studies Resources Grade 6 Alberta
Social Studies Resources
Ch. 1 - Shaping Society Together
Ch. 2 - Democracy in Action
Ch. 3 - Democracy in Ancient Athens
Ch. 4 - The Iroquois Confederacy
Ch. 5 - Local Government
Ch. 6 - Provincial Government
Ch. 7 - Making a Just & Fair Canada
Ch. 8 - Voices for Change
Chapter Notes & Vocabulary
What is a citizen? What deos it mean to be a citizen? Who could be a citizen? What type of democracy did Ancient Athens have? Who could participate? How does this compare to today? What happened? How were decisions made?
- Ancient Athens Web Links - Lots of information about the day-to-day activities for boys, girls, men, and women in Ancient Athens. Details about how people lived, where they lived, and what was allowed for Athenians is clearly explained in a clear way.
- Democracy Video [LEARN ALBERTA] - Democracy and its origins in ancient Athens are explored in this video. The Athenian concept of citizenship, contemporary political structures and government decision making processes are discussed in detail.
- 2Learn.ca [Athenian Democracy] - List of interactive websites for Ancient Athens and democracy specifically tailored towards grade six students.
- 2Learn.ca [Mythology] - Websites for learning more about and exploring Ancient Greek myths and legends.
- 2Learn.ca [Needs, Culture & Society] - Links to various sites that talk about Ancient Greek culture, traditions and practices.
- Athens & Democracy [Kidepede] - Introduction to Athenian Democracy and how it functioned.
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Federal Political Parties
Federal | Provincial | Local
When making decisions, The Iroquois Confederacy used a method that was different from that of the Ancient Greeks. In some ways it was very similar and yet also very different. In this chapter, we introduce the democratic nature and customs of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Society and explain how social and political structures allowed all people to participate in the decision-making process.
We will be focusing our work around these following questions:
1. How are democratic ideas about equality, equity and participation part of the Iroquois Confederacy?
2. To what extent was the Iroquois Confederacy a representative democracy?