This is a great way to review governments after studying the countries of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Turkey. I use this for my 7th grade social studies class in the state of Georgia, but it could easily be used in other units that focus on these particular countries.
The activity involves information sheets called placards. Each placard describes a certain aspect of the government: Voting Rights, Personal Freedoms, or Economic Freedoms. Students will read the placard, either individually, or with a partner, and will then determine where the placard fits on a "continuum line." The line can be drawn on a white board or placed along the wall, with one end labeled "freedom" and the other end labeled "no freedom." This is a great review activity as students grapple and contemplate each card's placement along the wall. Does Iran allow for personal rights? Does Israel have economic freedom? After all placards have been placed on the line, students will then justify its placement.
Reflection questions are also included for whole class discussion.