Activity Overview

As part of understanding the different types of government, it's great for students to be able to reference actual countries that are or had that each type at some point during their existence. This exercise will help students better understand the formation and history of that country, as well as their past and current relationships with each other.

In this activity, students will create a Frayer Model or a spider map that depicts real-life examples of different types of government. The governments that are chosen can be either current or historic. In the description box below each representation, students should include background information on the government, along with any significant events, laws, or individuals that emerged from the government.

Extended Activity:

As an extension to this activity (or perhaps an alternative), students can choose one country and investigate the different types of government that existed there over time. Students should be able to analyze the events that caused the changes and the impact each type had on the people and the country's international relationships.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard illustrating real life examples of different types of government in the world.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the type of government.
  3. In the descriptions, write a summary of a real life example.
  4. Create an illustration using appropriate scenes, characters, items, or photos from Photos for Class.
  5. Save often!

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Group

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