Lesson 3: Comparing Governments
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Review the definitions you recorded on the WGS_Comparing Governments_Unit 7 handout.
What is the definition for democracy?
Based on the definitions, which form of government would a parliamentary system fit under?
Which form of government does a Communist state fit under?
One source of information about current and historic governments is the website CIA:World Fact Book which uses CIA data to learn about and to compare types of governments in selected countries.
Click on the CIA: World Fact Book link.
- The six countries you will be investigating are – United States, United Kingdom, Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran.
- After you have identified what type of government each country has, use the map in Stratalogica and drop a “pin.” Before you can edit the map, you will need to click on “Copy to My Gallery” in the upper right hand corner.
- In the “Title” section of each pin identify what type of government each country has.
Continue to work on creating your interactive map in Stratalogica. In this section, you will compare the types of government in each country.
- In the "Description" section of each pin compare each type of government in the specific country by answering the question; "How would this government deal with the public issue of building roads for the people?"
- Use the sentence stem to help you construct your answer.
Turn to a partner and discuss the notations about countries you included on the WGS_Comparing Governments_Unit 7 handout. Make any necessary corrections to your own chart.
Complete Exit Ticket Comparing Types of Government in the Hub. Use the following sentence stem:
The country of _________ (add name of country) has a __________ (name type of government). This country is different from _________ (name country) with a __________ type of government because ___________.