My students often struggle when I introduce government so I was looking for a fun and creative way to explain the concept of an oligarchy to them. I wrote "Oligarchy: It's the Bees Knees" as a play with that goal in mind. The definition of oligarchy and examples of citizen participation are brought up within the play. The kids love it, especially the ones who get to portray Mean Bee. This resource includes the full script with 8 characters, including a narrator.