Students will investigate different forms of government and at the end determine which form of government was created in the U.S. Constitution
Forms of government covered in lesson: Absolute and Constitutional Monarchy, Autocracy (and a breakdown on Dictatorships), Oligarchy, Representative and Direct Democracy
Students will look at visual sources on each form of government and make predictions about that form of government (answering specific questions.) Then students will either read a text or watch a video to learn about that form of government in detail and determine if their predictions were correct.
The lesson culminates with a few notes on the form of government that was established in the U.S. Constitution and its impact on the world.
This is the first lesson in a unit on the U.S. Constitution.
-Graphic Organizer / Notes
-Visual Sources on each government type
-Texts on 3 of the government types (Oligarchy, Autocracy and Democracy) and video links for Monarchy
-Answer keys embedded in PowerPoint with animations for easy review
-Homework Assignment: Draw a picture of each form of government