The overlying goal of this lesson is to allow young historians to compare and contrast forms of government. As we live in a representative democracy, or republic, the comparisons and contrasts should reflect back to our form of government. Although, there will be some brief descriptions contained within this lesson, the major part is an assignment to be given to the students. A presentation of their findings will be the climax of activity.
This is designed to take 5 or 6 class periods.
A rubric, sign up list, and listener guide is provided. This lesson does NOT contain all of the definitions, traits, etc. for all forms of government. The research is up to the students. Suggested forms of government are: Direct Democracy; Socialism; Communism; Monarchy; Oligarchy; and Autocracy.
Comparing Forms of Government
by Paul Chandler
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