Lesson Plan

Does every country have Republicans and Democrats? (Spoiler alert: No.) Use this mini-lesson to show your students that there are lots of different political party systems around the world.

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Party Systems - Middle School - on Nearpod

Politics and Public Policy - Newsela Text Set



  • Define “political party”
  • Distinguish between the different political party systems: single-party, two-party, and multi-party
  • Explain proportional representation



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