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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. 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The New Monarchies: 15c - 16c
Use this presentation about the monarchies and powerful figures in 16th century Europe to set the stage for some of history's most influencial events. With maps and photographs to show the spread of power throughout Europe, the slides provide important characteristics of the "New Monarchies" in England, France, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
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
My Way or the Highway
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
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
The French Revolution
Plenty of events and attitudes incited the French Revolution. Your class will learn all about the causes, effects, and changes that took place during and after this war. Each slide is put together in an easy-to-follow fashion, with images, bulleted text, full definitions, timelines, and review questions.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Absolute Monarchy v Democracy
Put your learners into groups to compare the differences and similarities in Absolute Monarchy and Democracy. This useful handout includes three rows: one for the seven functions of a Monarchy, and two for political comparison. An answer sheet is provided.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Fall Of The Russian Monarchy
How do great nations fall? Learn how WWI, unstable politics, national poverty, and a sneaky Rasputin led to the fall of the Russian Monarchy. This clip explains each cause in a straight forward manner making it good for taking notes and supplementation for a lecture on the subject.
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 3)- Reign of Terror
This presentation features a collage of pictures and maps to be annotated by the engaging and passionate narrator. The beginning of the video features a review of the last one (featuring the first steps of the French Revolution), and flows smoothly into the main events of the Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
24 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Background On The Patriot Attitude Toward The Monarchy
Pupils explain the Patriot attitude toward the British monarchy, which helps them embrace the Founders' reluctance to have a strong executive under the Articles of Confederation as well as their desire to build in checks of executive power.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Royal Seal What Can It Tell Us?
Analyze the images and details of the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I, and discover clues that reveal how one of the greatest monarchs in the history of England wished to be seen and respected. This is a great way to discuss how even to this day, presentation and image are significant to individuals of authority and power.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Baseball Challenge: Social Studies TCAP
Using a baseball theme, this presentation provides a review of social studies topics covered in sixth grade. Students play a game in which they score based on the answers to various questions involving Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, map skills, and more.
6th Social Studies & History
Politics and Power
Ninth graders examine the different systems of government politics and power. As they study they'll record their reflections in their journals and in return share their insights with their classmates. For mastery, 9th graders prepare and perform a skit for their classmates.
9th Social Studies & History
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
English Constitutional Monarchy
Whether you are teaching British Literature, British History, or are simply interested in the history of English politics, this presentation takes the viewer on a journey through 600 years of England's royal and political upheavals. Providing first the background, and then the implementation of English Parliament, the slides show the effects and difficulties surrounding England's most prominant rebellions and allegiances.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History