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Students 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.
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. Here you'll find all the materials you need to help learners compare and contrast major features of different governments, including a step-by-step instructional plan, well-designed worksheets, presentation, and answer keys. 
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!
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. If tempered with lecture and discussion, this could be a good classroom tool.
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. 
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.
High schoolers explore various forms of government. In this forms of government lesson, students collaborate to research different forms of government. High schoolers present their research findings to the class and then discuss the pros and cons of each form of government.
In this United States history instructional activity, learners reference their textbook to answer 18 fill in the blank questions and 8 short answer questions regarding different 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.
Assist your class by clarifying aspect of various forms of government. This resource contains 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
Eleventh graders examine different forms of government.  In this American Government lesson plan, 11th graders research a different government.  Students create a poster board on the type of government. 
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.
Students 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.
Fifth graders investigate the different types of government found in Canada, Mexico and Central America. They identify similarities and differences in comparison to the United States government and create a Venn Diagram using the computer in order to display their results.
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.
Students use a graphic organizer, a T-chart, to contrast two types of government. They list facts about the two governments, and explain and defend their choice of facts to include.
In this Political Geography worksheet, students take notes in a chart while reading several passages, then answer five comprehension questions.
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.
Learners 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 instructional activity investigates how other world leaders are chosen in different forms of governing structures. Use this instructional activity as a way to study and dissect the structure of informational text.