This Prezi shows the different government types and examples of each type. There is a short youtube video that can be viewed at the beginning or end of the activity that discusses if America is a democracy. The video contains good cartoon explanations and is good as a spark for discussion discussion. The handout is a table for the students to take notes on a description of each government types, their own visuals, and some examples of each type.
This prezi is good for 6-12 grade. I have used it in my 9th grade World Geography class and as a basic intro for my 12th grade Government class. I made the handout specifically for my special ed students, but it can be used with all students.
Prezi works best in Google Chrome. Also make sure that you have the most updated version of Flash. If you have an issues accessing the prezi, message me and we can troubleshoot.
Included: prezi link/info and a handout with a table for students to write a description of each government types, their own visual, and some examples (in PDF format).