To understand how our own government operates, students will explore how it works in comparison to other types of government. Why does democracy work? Is there a best form of government? Following this lesson, students will have a better understanding of their role as a citizen. Students first explore a few websites to learn or review different systems and forms of government. Then, working in groups, students will have a scenario from which they must create their own government. Students will prepare a presentation that defends their decision.