My students have a hard time understanding government terms because they have no scaffolding -- they don't encounter an oligarchy in "real life" (or so they think!). This powerpoint includes examples of Autocracies, Oligarchies, Democracies, Unitary government, and Confederal / Confederation governments that THEY DO SEE in "real life". I couldn't find a federal government, so I included a representation of the US. Total of 7 slides. Good for making posters or hanging up in the classroom or to turn into flashcards!