Types of Government lesson plan

Types of Government lesson plan

Explore the similarities and differences between different types of government with this lesson plan.

pdf file - 498 KB

Description

This KS4 lesson plan introduces students to the many different forms of government
(communist, democratic, federal, local, monarchy, capitalist etc) and provides them with a basic understanding of the central principles and key differences between them.

Learning outcomes

All students should:

  • know that the UK operates as a constitutional monarchy and that this means it has an elected government which acts to limit the control of the monarch (links to KS4 Citizenship 1e) 
  • know that different countries may have different forms of government, some of which are more democratic than others (links to KS4 Citizenship 1e)

Most students should:

  • be able to give at least two examples of other types of government beyond the UK and evaluate these in terms of how democratic they think they are, giving a justification for their answer (links to KS4 Citizenship 1e)

Some students should:

  • be able to give many different examples of types of government beyond the UK and evaluate these in terms of how democratic they think they are, giving a justification for their answer (links to KS4 Citizenship 1e)

pdf file - 498 KB

Related teaching resources

KS5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, CITIZENSHIP, BOOKLET

Find Your Way: A level booklet

KS3-5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, CITIZENSHIP, WHITEBOARD

Parliament and government - whiteboard resource

Related articles