This 11 page reading guide is a great introduction to basic government systems and types of governments, but it can also be used as a review. The reading guide is easy to follow, includes maps, and other visuals, and is interactive. As students read through the guide, they will complete a 2 page handout, requiring them to define government terms, create their own drawings for many of the vocabulary words, and to read data from maps.
This interactive reading guide includes the following vocabulary words: Unitary, Confederation, Federal, Autocracy, Dictatorship, Absolute Monarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Direct Democracy, Representative Democracy, Parliamentary Democracy, Presidential Democracy, Constitutional Monarchy, and Republic.
Students will also learn how to "spot" an autocracy and learn 4 requirements of a democracy.
Also included in the reading guide are 2 "Show What you Know" assignments. These can be used as a follow up assessment, group work activity, or differentiated assignment. These assignments are also in a Word Doc so changes can be made to fit your own student needs.