In this activity, students will apply concepts about government and create their own country. Students will have to select a form of government and explain the reasoning behind their decision - why do they think that this is the perfect type of government for their country? You can tailor this assignment to meet the needs of your class, but are encouraged to offer numerous choices to students. This storyboard can serve as the summative assignment for the unit and can be presented for the rest of the class, either individually, or as part of a class-wide country fair where each country is on display simultaneously.
Possible Create-A-Country Checklist Items:
Students should create a storyboard that reflects the day-to-day life of a citizen in their country. Students can elaborate on certain cultural practices, or how the government impacts their lives. Students may present their storyboards to the class, and the class can decide which country sounds most appealing to them.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Create a country, identifying the type of government and any unique laws along with a flag & map.
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