This lesson begins with a reading on the Peruvian government under President Alberto Fujimori. Students identify limits on President Fujimori’s government, ways that President Fujimori changed the government to establish greater power, and the outcomes of an unlimited government. Students are given an interactive presentation introducing them to the concepts of “limits on government.” Students then look at narratives about fictional governments and determine what limits they have in place.
Students will be able to
DISTRIBUTE the Limiting Government reading.
READ through the story of Alberto Fujimori with your students, stopping to check for understanding and clarify as needed.
DISTRIBUTE the Limiting Government worksheet (pg 1) and guided notes (pg 1).
REVIEW the instructions with students for “Mark it up” and complete the activity as a class.
REVIEW the instructions with students for “Sequence” and “Weigh it out” and give them a set amount of time to complete these activities. Spot check for understanding.
RUN the Limiting Government PowerPoint assisting students in completing the guided notes as you go. Pause to check for understanding and clarify as needed.
DISTRIBUTE the activity sheet. Read each scenario with the class, discussing which checks may apply to each fictional government system. For struggling students, you may want to give a hint about how many limits there are in each scenario. Then, have students fill out the boxes at the bottom of the page to give their opinions.