1. Do Now – How do your parents/guardians run your home? Who makes the decisions? Do you get to voice your opinions or do you do as you are told?
Student’s share their response to the Do Now question with there partner.
3. Class Discussion
Ask students to share their response to the Do Now and mention that later on in the class period they will learn about different types of government systems. Teacher will write all three questions on the whiteboard and circulate the room and pick two to three student answers
4. Introduce Unit 1
Introduce students to the unit name (Foundations of Government) and the unit question (Why do governments control?) Ask students what they think the question means and how they would answer it. Have them write some of their ideas on their loose-leaf binder paper.
5. Different Types of Government Systems Lecture
Lecture students on the eleven different government systems – totalitarianism, communism, democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, anarchy, capitalist, republic, & revolution. Pass out matrix to students and have them fill it out as you discuss the definitions and characteristics of the government systems. Tell students that we want them to begin to get familiar with these government systems because they will encounter them throughout the year. Encourage students to ask questions and give them an idea of what countries either: totalitarianism, communism, democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, anarchy, capitalist, republic, & revolutionary governments. Students can also be encouraged to locate those countries in their world map.
6. Supplemental Activity:
Students will watch video clip on types of government explained and take notes on the various types of governments.
7. Class Activity
Students and teacher will participate in the who’s got control? Game. Students will get into groups of 4 and number themselves from 1-4. Each student will get a turn at answering a question.
8. Reflection questions
Teacher will project the following questions on the projector for students to write in class
1) What government system is the best?
2) In your opinion what which government will be successful? Why?
3) What government would you like to live under? Why?
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Types of Government Lesson Plan