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.
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).