We've been working on an inquiry question about democracy for several weeks now. We've explored principles of democracy and how they are represented in our Canadian system. We've also learned about how democracy started in Ancient Greece and how the principles are represented in other government systems, such as the Aboriginal Iroquois Confederation in Canada. Students had to use their research and their own judgment to answer the question: Which is a better model of democracy - Ancient Athens or the Iroquois Confederation? They developed their own criteria for what makes a good democracy; for example, everyone has a voice and rights are equal for all citizens. Then they created a presentation to share with the class about how they made their final judgment. Below are some examples of our work.
We are a class of Grade 6/7 students in Surrey, BC, Canada. This blog is one way we will share our learning with the world!