Friday, May 18, 2012

Systems of Government Activity Bank

- Create a country and your own government!!

Online game for higher-level students (7-12 to adult) where students create their own country/nation state, choose a government (from history or current systems or students can create their own) and then interact with other nations in an online game. Students also participate in a world assembly, interact with each other as nation states, and understand crises and challenges that their government will face through role-playing and online interaction. FREE!

From the site: Create a nation according to your political ideas and care for its people. Or deliberately oppress them. It's up to you.

- Play "Meet the Ocracies!"
Rearrange prefixes and suffixes for vocabulary (higher-level).

Aristocracy: A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the principal persons of a state, or in a privileged order; an oligarchy
Autocracy: Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism (domination through threat of punishment and violence)
Bureaucracy: Administration of a government chiefly through bureaus or departments staffed with non-elected officials
Democracy: Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives
Gynecocracy: Government by women
Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.
Kleptocracy: A government characterized by rampant greed and corruption
Meritocracy: A group of leaders or officeholders selected on the basis of individual ability or achievement
Monarchy: a government in which power is vested in a king, queen, emperor or empress who can pass power on to his heirs.
Monocracy: Government or rule by a single person; autocracy
Oligarchy: A government in which a few people such as a dominant clan or clique have power
Plantocracy: A ruling class formed of plantation owners, leadership or government by this class of people
Plutocracy: A government or state in which the wealthy rule.
Stratocracy: Government by the armed forces
Technocracy: A government or social system controlled by technicians, especially scientists and technical experts
Theocracy: A government ruled by or subject to religious authority

adapted from the Oxford School Hills District, Maine, teacher. B. Burns

No comments:

Post a Comment