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The Roots of Democracy in the United States: Iroquois or Athens?



In this media literacy activity students analyze two videos for messages about the roots of U.S. democracy with the Native American Iroquois confederacy and historic Athenian democracy as points of reference.

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Resource Details


Relevant Subject Area(s)

US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School

Media Type(s)

Animated Film, Documentary Film, Television Program

Author(s)

Sox Sperry

View Standards

Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Speaking and Listening (SL)