This 4 1/2 week interdisciplinary enrichment unit provides students with the opportunity to deepen their thinking around the topic of the role of government in society as related to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other national standards. With Social Studies as the primary discipline, students connect English Language Arts (ELA), Writing and Technology to make central claims based on these essential questions: Is there one best form of government? Can one country have multiple forms of government? What would be the primary characteristics of an ideal government? What makes an ideal government difficult to achieve? How would we know if an ideal government were achieved? Contained in this unit, students engage in novel study of Newbery award-winning book The Giver by Lois Lowry. Vocabulary is included.