This is a very fun activity that helps students apply the concepts of the purpose of government to maintain social order, provide national security, provide public services and make economic decisions. This activity is designed to go along with the short documentary "The Truth Behind Zombies" from the National Geographic Channel. The documentary sets up a scenario that students need to create a plan for restoring the purposes of government after a catastrophic event. The activity includes creating a plan for restoring each purpose of government, evaluating which elements of democracy are most important, and constructing a brief constructed response to a summative writing prompt.
This product is a great activity when you are teaching the purposes of government or reviewing the purposes of government.
There are many copies of the documentary on YouTube. I prefer the link posted below due to the Spanish subtitles for ELL students.