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Lesson Plan For Forms of Government12th Grade History
ObjectiveBy the end of the exercise, students will be able to recognize easily the different forms of government
ExerciseStudent 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.
BonusStudents may provide quotes from leaders throughout history, past or present, that represent their type of rule.
- The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy” - de Montesquieu quotes (French Politician and Philosopher, 1689-1755)
- It's vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do. - Princess Diana
- The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill
PrerequisitesStudents should come to class having already developed a fundamental understanding of differences and similarities in forms of government.
- USG.1.7 Distinguish limited from unlimited government, and provide examples of each type of government.
- USG.1.4 Define and provide examples of different forms of government, including direct democracy, representative democracy, republic, monarchy, oligarchy, and autocracy.