Forms of Government


Civics Foundations of American Government Forms of Government
Students consider why countries form governments. Then they compare different forms of government. Finally, they consider the advantages of democratic governments compared to authoritarian governments.

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Overview

In this experience, students consider why countries form governments. Then they compare different forms of government—direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, and autocracy. Finally, they consider the advantages of democratic governments compared to authoritarian governments.

Objectives

  • Consider why countries form governments.
  • Compare different forms of government.




The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Every country in the world has a government. However, there are many different types of governments, as you will discover in this learning experience.

Objectives

  • Consider why countries form governments.
  • Compare different forms of government.


Why do you think countries have governments? What do governments do? Share an idea with your classmates. 



Review student posts. What reasons or roles are listed most often? In the next scene, students will look at three major reasons for government and try to identify specific examples.


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