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Democracy Democracy vs.Autocracy The Original Thirteen Colonies The Declaration of Independence, Part I The Declaration of Independence, Part II The Articles of Confederation

 
Democracy vs. Autocracy

I Have/Who Has Vocabulary Practice
http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/lessons/i_have.htm
Group activity - Cut the terms and definitions into strips and distribute them among players or small groups of players. One player begins with "who has..." while the others listen for the definition that is on their strip. The person with the correct definition raises his or her hand and says "I have..." with the correct term. Round One can be done with player notes available and no time limit. Even after the players have completed the list, have them practice it so it's completed within a certain time. Or use a stop watch to time the round. Set a record!

Mini Lesson on Forming a Government
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sst/sst34.txt
Lesson Plan - Forces you to think about the basic questions of government. Why do we need government, what should it do, and what form should it take?

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Autocracy is a form of government in which the political power is held by a single self-appointed ruler who holds all the political power. In a democracy, the extreme control is held by the people under a free electoral method.

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