Imagine you are the first people to settle a land. Think of the most important tasks you will have to take. Find water, find food, and find or create shelter. But what do you do after that? As you have success, more people will want to be a part of your society. What do you do when it starts to get crowded? Who is in charge? Who gets a say in things? One of the most important tasks you will have to complete is to figure out how you will govern your new society.
Your task is to explore various types of governments in order to figure out which would work best for your people. Look at the positives and negatives of each and decide if they are right for your society and what you stand for as a nation. Once you have made your decision you will create a power point presentation outlining which type of government you chose. You should include reasons you chose it and reasons you did not choose the others (think about what you stand for as a nation).
Modern countries by government type
What is a Dictatorship?
Dictatorship for kids
What is a Theocracy?
Theocracy for kids
What is a Monarchy?
Monarchy for kids
What is a Democracy?
Democracy for kids
|Role||Did no research at all||Answered 1-3 question with little detail||Answered 4-5 questions with little detail||Answered 4-5 questions in detail||Answered all questions with some detail||Answered all questions in detail|
|Collaboration||Did not work with group at all, caused problems in group||Caused problems in group, did little work||Completed own work, did not work with group||Worked with group, partial completion of own work||Worked with group some, completed own work||Worked with group, completed own work, helped in all parts|
|Resources||Did not use any web resources||Used one resource with little evidence of detail||Used two resources with little detail||Used two resourced in detail||Used all web resources with little detail||Used all web resources in detail|
|Project||No slides included on Power Point||Slides are incomplete or incorrect, no pictures||Slides are incomplete or incorrect, with pictures||Slides are incomplete but correct, with pictures||Slides are complete and correct, no pictures||Slides are complete and correct, with pictures|
|Presentation||Did not present any information||Presented incomplete or incorrect information||Presented incomplete information by reading notes or Power Point||Presented complete information by reading notes or Power Point||Presented incomplete information without reading notes or Power Point||Presented complete information without reading notes or Power Point|
Congratulations! You have successfully helped to create a society in which order has been established and your people can rest assured that they have someone watching over them to keep them safe. Remember, not everyone will be happy with your decisions but hopefully you have a plan in place to try to keep your people as happy as possible!
For 2 bonus points on this WebQuest...write a one paragraph summary explaining in your own words which form of government would you personally (not your group) like to live under if you were not in a democracy. Please give specific details as to what you like about it and what you would be worried about.