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Lesson Plan For Forms of Government

12th Grade History


By the end of the exercise, students will be able to recognize easily the different forms of government
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Student should create five to six pictures on Storyboardthat. These pictures should include representations:

1) 3-4 forms of government.(i.e. democracy, oligarchy, republic, etc)
2) a picture depicting limited government
3) a picture depicting unlimited government.

The teacher may choose to have students place text within their storyboard.

Afterwords, students should be able to describe why the pictures represent that form of government.


Students may provide quotes from leaders throughout history, past or present, that represent their type of rule.


Students should come to class having already developed a fundamental understanding of differences and similarities in forms of government.

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