U1.lp4.authoritarian governments

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  • 1. Objective Students will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages associated with authoritarian and democratic types of government in order to write a BCR. Warm-Up 1. Defending the nations borders is an example of what purpose of government? 2. When states and national governments work together to solve a problem, what is it an example of? 3. In this form of democracy, people create laws together. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 2. Agenda • Objective and Warm-Up • Intro to New Material: Authoritarian Governments • Guided Practice: Using the MEAL Framework • Independent Practice: Writing a BCR • Exit Slip Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 3. AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENTS Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 4. Authoritarian Governments • Governments that have unlimited power. • RESTRICT the rights of people. • Examples 1. Totalitarian Dictatorships 2. Absolute Monarchies 3. Oligarchies Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 5. What happens in Authoritarian Governments? • Power is taken and kept by force • We don’t get to make choices in... • Elections • Jobs • Schools • Only the national government has power. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 6. Totalitarian Dictatorship • One leader has all of the power. • Advantage: decisions are made quickly • Disadvantages: • a lack of individual freedoms • leader is not accountable to people Does this sound like anything you have experienced before? Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 7. Absolute Monarchy • A monarch (King or Queen) has all of the power. • Advantage: decisions are made quickly • Disadvantages: • a lack of individual freedoms • leader is not accountable to people Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 8. Oligarchy • A small group of people has the power. • Advantage: decisions are made quickly • Disadvantages: • a lack of individual freedoms • leaders are not accountable to people Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 9. Which government is more accountable to the people? Least Most direct representative democracy democracy totalitarian absolute oligarchy dictatorship monarchy Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 10. Word Sort Accountability Rights Unlimited Government Limited Government Elections No rights Authoritarian Democratic Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 11. Guided Practice 1. We are going to write BCRs today. 2. I need all the attention that you can give me. 3. Together we will write a paragraph using the M.E.A.L. framework. 4. First, we have to understand what meal is... Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 12. Man got ya down? Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 13. Hungry to express yourself? Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 14. Then whip up a MEAL!!! Main idea E vidence A nalysis L ink back Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 15. Analyze this quote • “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” -- Lord Actum, 1887 • In your response, name the type of government that the quote is referring to; • Explain how the quotation is referring to that type of government; • Your response should include at least 5 sentences. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 16. M E E A L Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 17. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 18. Independent Practice 1. You will complete a BCR on your own. 2. You will have 15 minutes to work independently. 3. The prompt and your MEAL framework have been provided for you. 4. If you finish early, revise your work. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 19. Analyze this quote • “… government of the people, by the people, for the people…” —Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863 • In your response, name the type of government that the quote is referring to; • Explain how the quotation is referring to that type of government; • Your response should include at least 5 sentences. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 20. Exit Slip 1. You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip. 2. Please only write the letter of your answer in the appropriate blank. 3. Complete it in silence. 4. When you are done, carefully check over your answers. 5. After checking your answers, please begin your homework. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 21. Homework: Trade the BCRs that we wrote in class with your neighbor. Take their BCR home and grade it using the Social Studies rubric. Suggest 3 changes to them. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 22. 3, 2, 1, See Ya! What are 3 things that you learned today? What are 2 things that confused you? What is 1 thing you want to know more about? Sunday, September 12, 2010