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This is my opening unit in American Government and it covers the important vocabulary, theories, and philosophers about government and economic systems in the world today. The easy to follow Power Point and Note Sheet cover the basics of behind the different types of government and economic systems in the world. The unit includes several hands-on group activities to promote active learning. This unit is critical in the understanding of political science and power that will be covered throughout the entire year. Assist your students in becoming active learners and develop 21st century skills with the purchase of this unit.
Unit PowerPoint- Color coded for ease in notes
Unit Note Sheet- fill in the blank for ease in notes
"Political Scandals" Assignments
"Critical Thinking" AP Assignment
In Class Group Classroom Activity
Access to Kahoot for Review Game
Philosopher Note Sheet
Videos and links included in assignments and PowerPoints
Politics vs. Political Science
Plato, Machiavelli, Aristotle
Elitism vs. Pluralism
The essentials of a country
Theories of Countries
Hobbes, Locke, Rosseau
Unitary vs. Federal
Democracy, Autocracy, Oligarchy
Capitalism, Socialism, Communism
This unit covers definitions, philosophers and theories of government that will be important for students understand for the entire year. Make sure to visit store for more units.