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Students explore different types of government. In this government instructional activity, 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 instructional activity.
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!
In this government worksheet, 3rd graders read a selection about different types of governments and complete 7 matching, 3 fill in the blanks and 3 true / false questions.
Learners explore how governments are formed. In this government lesson, students collaborate to form a government in a scenario that finds them stranded on a deserted island.
Eleventh graders examine different forms of government.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders research a different government.  Students create a poster board on the type of government. 
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. This nine-page plan is amazingly detailed, and includes everything you need to successfully implement it.
Students, working in small groups, role play different kinds of governments--oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, and democratic republic. They portray their form of government in a skit, while other groups guess which kind of government it is. Sounds fun!
Students read "Saudis Uneasily Balance Desires for Change and Stability" from The New York Times and discuss Saudi Arabia as it considers a change from monarchy to democracy. Students work in groups to research and create timelines on other countries and their histories as they transitioned from one form of government to another.
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 investigates how other world leaders are chosen in different forms of governing structures. Use this lesson as a way to study and dissect the structure of informational text.
Students consider words that reflect their knowledge and opinions about democracy. They work in groups to research countries that have recently transitioned to democratic forms of government.
Students look back in time into the feudal form of government. They view Powerpoint presentations to take them back in time.
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. For this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation using metric units.
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. Tribe delegates discuss guiding questions at the Borkan Assembly. Students reflect on the simulation and review the Constitution.
Students explore diversity through government. In this diversity lesson, students use types of government as a way to understand the importance of diversity. Students use "diversity beans" to facilitate discussion with one another.
Young scholars consider how to strengthen democratic principles in Latin America. In this government systems lesson, students explore the challenges to democratic forms of government in Latin America as they examine primary sources. Young scholars conduct research regarding 3 Latin American nations and create profiles for the nations that feature facts about the nations and the work being done in the nation to promote democracy.
Learners explore various forms of government. In this forms of government lesson, students collaborate to research different forms of government. Learners present their research findings to the class and then discuss the pros and cons of each form of government.
Learners explore, examine and study the terminology associated with governance and discover the types of governance within each EU country. They produce a mind map that concentrates on UK government and monarchy and critique the countries constitution.
Twelfth graders research and discuss the different elements of the governments of China, Great Britain, Mexico and the United States. They discuss the differences between the various governments and create explanation cards for each type of government.
In this United States history worksheet, students reference their textbook to answer 18 fill in the blank questions and 8 short answer questions regarding different 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. The next slide has the answer.