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From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 162 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“State of Nature” v. Government
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups that must determine the best form of government, and then defend their decision in a presentation to their peers.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Defined: The Different Types of Government
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included. You can learn a lot from a slide show!
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 121 Views 313 Downloads
Forms of Government Project
From the United Kingdom's constitutional monarchy to the dictatorship of North Korea, this is a very simple project that will help your class members gain a better understanding of different forms of government that exist around the world. Learners design a poster board in which they must include a map, related current event, government structure, and demographic information of a particular foreign government.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Government
A simulation gives scholars a personal look at what goes into forming a government. Each of them is assigned 1 of 4 tribes which make up Borka, a hypothetical country. The tribe distribution is based on the percentage of people in each. Once everyone is assigned, their job is to come up with a government system that will work for each tribe.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 129 Downloads
Who's Ruling the Roost: Comparing and Contrasting the Types of Government
After reviewing the three branches of the United States government, pupils take a look at the similarities and differences between a variety of foreign countries' governments. Small groups use a Venn Diagram that has been loaded onto a computer program in order to organize the similarities and difference they find about the governments they were assigned.
5th Social Studies & History 30 Views 112 Downloads
Types of Government
Learners explore different types of government. In this government lesson, students discuss the role of government in modern society, identify different types of modern governments, and play a game based on the information gleaned from the lesson.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 126 Views 368 Downloads
Brief Overview of All Types of Government!
A video for a high school government class defines five major forms of government (monarchy, anarchy, oligarchy, democracy, and republic) and compares them in terms of pros and cons for society. The video is good, but it does highlight the United States government as the best type of government, so know that it is somewhat biased.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads
New Review Democracy vs. Republic vs. Dictatorship
Simulate the inner-workings of three different types of government with one activity. The class splits into three groups, and each group creates a Frisbee. The twist is that each group must behave like a certain type of government. Who will finish the fastest, and what does that say about types of governments?
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 9 Downloads
Who's The Boss?
Upper elementary and middle schoolers research and analyze some different types of governments. Democracies, Monarchies, and Dictatorships are some of the types that are looked at. Learners use the Internet to gather information that will used by each small group to make a presentation to the class on their type of government.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 111 Views 258 Downloads
Following the Leaders
Examine the historic election of Pope Benedict XVI and reflect on the challenges he faces as the new leader of the Catholic Church. This New York Times lesson plan investigates how other world leaders are chosen in different forms of governing structures.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 70 Downloads
Types of Government
Clear text, relevant images, and short facts about different types of government on each page will interest your students and keep them on task. After the 11 types of governance are summarized, there is a fun game; each of the 9 slides has a question and humorous image.
2nd - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 152 Downloads
Setting Up a Government
Students explore various forms of government. In this forms of government lesson, students collaborate to research different forms of government. Students present their research findings to the class and then discuss the pros and cons of each form of government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 44 Downloads
The Need for Government / Types of Government
In this government worksheet, students complete two pages of readings and questions. Students read a passage about why governments exist and answer 5 short essay questions. Students read about different types of government and answer 8 matching questions.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 109 Downloads
Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?
Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear and well-defined view of what government is and how rights are allocated in the United States.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The "Federal" in Federalism
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a processing activity in which they will be given cut-outs of expressed, implied, and reserved powers to attach to a projected Venn diagram.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Wanted: A Just Right Government
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson plan that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the United States Constitution.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 67 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparative Government Project
Within these guidelines for a comparative government project, you'll find some very useful worksheets that support learners in breaking down demographic, economic, and political information regarding each of their chosen countries and respective governments.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable