Who Rules?

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From iCivics

Summary: Through a PowerPoint presentation or reading, students explore several different forms of government ranging from democracy, to oligarchy, to anarchy. Students use a semantic features analysis chart to analyze the key features of each form of government. Using information from the chart, they then complete, compare, and contrast sentences. As a vocabulary review, students match vocabulary terms with their definitions using a self-assessing magic square activity. Finally, students reflect on and share their own opinions about forms of government.


Students will be able to:

  • differentiate between the features of several forms of government using a semantic feature analysis map.
  • compare and contrast forms of government in a sentence completion activity.

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