PA9.1

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a. Differentiate the essential characteristics of various systems of government, including democracy, consensus, monarchy, autocracy, and military regime.

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  • Power point available from FNMI Education Rep: "Governance Structures of the First Nations and Metis Peoples"
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b. Investigate and classify the systems of government in place at different periods in the history of the societies studied (e.g., democracy, consensus, monarchy, autocracy, military regime).

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c. Interpret the effect of the system of government on the worldview of the societies studied, in terms of who had power, and how government leaders obtained power (e.g., Iroquois chiefs chosen by clan mothers, European leaders selected by elite males) and how power was exercised.

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d. Explain the reasons underlying the existence of a particular system of government at a specific moment in the history of the societies studied.

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e. Define the concept of the rule of law and trace its origins in the societies studied.

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First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Integration Resources:

  • Inquiry: The "Natural Laws" given by the Creator are imbedded in the "Great Law of Circular Interaction"
    • Law of Control - you have a free will; use it wisely
    • Law of Order - it's the way the creator designed it
    • Law of Balance - Creation has a built in balance; it will balance itself
    • Law of Harmony - everything exists in harmony; all creation is interrelated
  • Power point available from FNMI Education Reps: "Traditional First Nations Spirituality"
  • Refer also to: The Seven teachings of: humility; respect; honesty; truth; wisdom; bravery; love
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  • Define the concept of rule of law and trace its origins in the societies studied and as it is applies to the followers of the Catholic faith.
  •  "It is preferable that each power be balanced by other powers and by other spheres of responsibility which keep it within proper bounds. This is the principle of the 'rule of law,' in which the law is sovereign and not the arbitrary will of men." Catechism of the Catholic Church #1904
  • The rule of law is an ancient ideal as seen in this quote by Plato "Where the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own, the collapse of the state, in my view, is not far off; but if law is the master of the government and the government is its slave, then the situation is full of promise and men enjoy all the blessings that the gods shower on a state." Cooper, John et al. Complete Works By Plato, page 1402 (Hackett Publishing, 1997)
  • Students will use the concept of rule of law in a specific setting such as the school, Church, city etc. They will give examples of the attributes and discuss the reasoning behind the laws or rules of the institution chosen. Note: in regards to Church Law called Canon Law they can look under "Canon Law Catholic Church" on any search engine.
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f. Draw conclusions about the effect of the rule of law on the worldview of the societies studied.

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g. Compare the distribution of power and the application of authority of a society studied to contemporary Canadian society.

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