Make learning about the government FUN and EXCITING. This activity is appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities. Students will use gummy candies to illustrate knowledge of characteristics of the different types of governments that exist. This is a fantastic way to differentiate or provide a tactile learning experience for your students.Included in this lesson is a lesson plan with suggestions for usage, a short Power Point with slides showing the types of government and short descriptions, handouts for the students, and an answer key. Governments included are Monarchy, Anarchy, Oligarchy, Direct Democracy, Republic, and Theocracy. There are many ways to use this lesson in your social studies class!