Students learn about the different forms of government that exist, including democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, and others. They compare and contrast these forms, and they look at real-life examples in the world today.  


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Who Rules? (Ind. Learning) - Middle School - on Nearpod



Students will be able to... 

  • Identify major forms of government (autocracy, monarchy, dictatorship, representative and direct democracy, oligarchy, theocracy, anarchy)
  • Compare and contrast the major features of different types of government
  • Analyze examples of real-world governments 


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