This lesson includes a quick foldable (only one cut and one fold needed to assemble) that compares LIMITED vs. UNLIMITED governments. The foldable is perfect to keep in a folder, binder, or Interactive Notebook all year or unit long. This lesson includes a PDF of the foldable, an editable version of the foldable, and pictures of what the foldable could look like after taking the notes.
Next in the lesson is a one-page chart for the different types of governments. The chart compares six different types of governments: direct democracy, representative democracy, constitutional monarchy, absolute monarchy, dictatorship, and totalitarianism. The students write a definition for each government type, specify if the type of government is ruled by one, few, or many, and specify if it is limited or unlimited. This lesson includes this worksheet in a PDF, an editable version, and the answer key.
Also on the same document as the worksheet, I've included half-page sized definitions of each of the six types of governments with pictures. Teachers may choose to put these definitions up around the room to allow students to get up out of their seats to complete the worksheet.
The lesson would go as follows:
Make the quick foldable
Fill in the foldable with your class for notes
Give your students the worksheet and access to the defintions
Based on the definitions, students should decide if each type of government is Limited or Unlimited and if it is ruled by One, Few, or Many