Grade 6

Haudenosaunee Confederacy

Learn about the impact of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on modern democracy.
(Program previously called Iroquois Confederacy)

Alberta Grade 6 curriculum education field trip on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) First Nations

Curricular Highlights

  • Explorations: Structure of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Different roles within the Confederacy. Advantages and disadvantages of consensus. Importance of Equity and Cooperation. Symbolism as a form of expression.
  • Theme: Haudenosaunee Confederacy
  • Grade: 6
  • Categories: Social Studies, FNMI
This program can be delivered as:

In-School Field Trips

Description: Let’s explore the roots of modern democracy! The Haudenosaunee Confederacy program has a strong focus on the process of decision making and governing through consensus. In this program, students will learn about the structure of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the importance of cooperative games and examine cultural tools. Students will have the opportunity to share their ideas and viewpoints, and learn how to vote for consensus. They will examine the importance of symbols as a form of expression and create a beautiful mosaic tile for their classroom.

Format: Our experienced presenters deliver curriculum-based field trips right in your classroom.

Duration: 2 hours

Volunteers: 3 recommended

Volunteers: N/A

Teacher Provides: N/A

Take Home:
Tile for classroom mosaic

Video Conference

Description: The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Program has a strong focus on decision making and governing through consensus. During this virtual program, students will look at the consensus decision making model of the Haudenosaunee while making connections to modern democracy. This interactive program will provide students will the opportunity to share their ideas, viewpoints, and learn how to vote for consensus. At the end of the program, the students will decorate a wooden tile that will be used to create a classroom mosaic.

Format: Livestreamed with a presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. Curriculum-based. We ship the supplies to the school. Works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).

Duration: 1.5 hours

Volunteers: 1 recommended

Teacher Provides: Pencil crayons, Pencils

Take Home:
Tile for classroom mosaic

What Teachers Are Saying

M.M., Grade 6 TeacherStrathcona-Tweedsmuir School

One of the things we like about this field trip is that it fits perfectly well no matter where we are in our unit of inquiry. It works well as an introduction as well as a culminating activity for the unit. Additionally, the hands-on nature of each of the centres is excellent and the students really enjoy being involved in all four of the stations. The students also enjoyed the legend read at the end of the field trip. (In-Sschool Program)

K., Grade 6 TeacherColonel Walker School

I really enjoyed this program! My students were extremely engaged, and I felt as though it gave a very thorough overview of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. This was my students' first exposure to the material and they came away knowing all the basics. It will be very easy for me to supplement their understanding throughout the rest of this unit. Thanks so much for this program; it was fantastic! (Video Conference program)

Grade 6 TeacherSt. Albert the Great School

I have done this field trip several times in the past and it is always well done. I think the stations focus on key areas and the students definitely like participating in them. (In-School program)

N.A., Grade 6 TeacherKirkness School

It was very informative and went into further depth of the topic than I did in class. (Video Conference program)

Grade 6 TeacherEdmonton Christian Northeast School

Interactive stations and the opportunity to participate in an experience of working towards consensus. (In-School program)

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Thank you to Georgina Riel of Riel Cultural Consulting for the insightful and valuable information she shared with us as we worked collaboratively on this program topic. A portion of all proceeds from this program will be donated to Indigenous charitable organizations.