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Chapter 3.4 Political Systems

Before the Lesson

  1. Prepare I, You, We handout
  2. Prepare Rally Swap: Types of States handout
  3. Prepare Graphic Organizer: Political Systems handout
  4. Prepare Rally Swap: Types of Government handout

Objectives

  1. Examine the different types of states.
  2. Investigate types of government.
  3. Learn about alliances and international organizations.
  4. Recognize contrast signal words to understand how things are different.

Guided Instruction

  1. Preview Key Terms
    • government: a body that makes and enforces laws
    • state: a region that shares a government
    • dependency: a region that belongs to another state
    • nation-state: a state that is independent of other states
    • city-state: a small city-centered state
    • empire: a state containing several countries
    • constitution: a set of laws that define and often limit a government’s power
  2. Preview High-Use Vocabulary
    • surround: v. to shut in on all sides
    • dispute: n. an argument or disagreement
  3. Paragraph Shrinking: Types of States (pp. 80-81)

Guided Practice

  1. Rally Swap: Study the first paragraph on p. 81. The first sentence begins with the word some. The second sentence begins with the word others. These words signal that a contrast is being made. What contrast is being made?
  2. Rally Swap: Study the picture on p. 81. What must be true about Vatican City for it to be a nation-state?

Independent Practice

  1. Graphic Organizer: Political Systems

Assessment

  1. Reading Check: What is the difference between a government and a state?

Guided Instruction

  1. Rally Read: Types of Government (pp. 82-83)

Guided Practice

  1. Rally Swap: Who makes the decisions in a direct democracy?
  2. Rally Swap: In which forms of government are the decisions made by representatives selected by the people?
  3. Rally Swap: Who makes the decisions in a monarchy?
  4. Rally Swap: In which form of government are the decisions made by a dictator?
  5. Rally Swap: In which forms of government are the decisions made by a small group of people?
  6. Rally Swap: Who makes the decisions under tribal rule?
  7. Rally Swap: What is the difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy?
  8. Rally Swap: Study the picture on p. 82. What group of people do you think was a source of power for Kim Jong Il, and the current dictator, Kim Jong Un?

Independent Practice

  1. Graphic Organizer: Political Systems

Assessment

  1. What do absolute monarchies, dictatorships, and oligarchies have in common?

Guided Instruction

  1. Rally Read: International Organizations (p. 84)

Independent Practice

  1. Graphic Organizer: Political Systems

Assessment

  1. Reading Check: What is the purpose of the United Nations?
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