2.3 The Principles of Democracy

Ancient Greek Government

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Perhaps the most important legacy of the ancient Greeks is their invention of the form of government we hold most dear: Democracy. Ancient Greece's various cities and their forms of government, and the birth of government by the people, are presented in simple, straightforward language. An excellent resource on both ancient Greece and the concept of democracy.

Ancient Greek Government

Democracy it is! (2004)

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These programs feature character education in action for students in grade 2 through grade 4. Program themes include the rules, rights, and responsibilities of both youth and adult citizens. Through real-life examples of student activism and participation in communities across the nation, students will learn that democracy is many things to many people.

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Primary
Elementary
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Democracy it is!

Otto Runs for President

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There is a big election at the Barkadelphia School. Who will win? Tiffany, one of the popular girls; Charles, an all-star sport; or Otto; a good friend and listener?

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Primary
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Otto Runs for President

Madam President

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A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President. With deadpan wit and hilarious illustrations, Lane Smith introduces readers to an unforgettable new character.

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Primary
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Madam President