At the start of any introductory unit, students should first understand the different forms of government that exist. It's helpful for them to have an easy reference that they can look back on later on, during both this unit and other history units. For this activity, students will create a spider map that defines and represents each type of government. Students should represent how power is distributed either symbolically or through the representation of governmental figures.
Students should present their spider map to their peers, with the goal of ranking each government from most favorable to least favorable, in terms of which ones they would want to be a part of. Students can number each government representation storyboard to guide them in their presentation.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Create a spider map that defines the different forms of government.
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