Types of Government Young Learners-Lower Level
adapted for use for educational
credit to Mark Damon for game
Types of Government + Game
Objective: Defining different types of
governments (i.e., democracy, autocracy,
oligarchy, monarchy, and dictatorship).
Meet the “archies”!
archy = power (ძალა)
demo (people) + cracy = democracy
auto (self) + cracy = autocracy
olig (a few) + archy = oligarchy
mon (one) + archy = monarchy
an (without) + archy = anarchy
In a democracy, the government is elected by
the people. Everyone who is eligible to vote
has a chance to have their say over who runs
the country. It is different from governments
controlled by a few people (oligarchy) or by a
single person (dictatorship; monarchy).
A democracy is usually has elected
representatives (like parliament or congress).
Government = one person (sometimes
violent - ძალადობრივი).
Government = a few people.
Government = a king or queen.
The king or queen's children become king or
In a constitutional monarchy, like Great
Britain, there is a democratic government
(parliament) and a queen.
Government = one
In a military dictatorship,
the army (ჯარი) has the
Create your own government!
- You are going to start your own country!
- What government do you want to have?
- What rules and laws should your
government have? Create 5 laws.
- Who will control your country?
- Be creative!
- Tell the class about your government.
The Democracy Project
BBC Types of Government
World Population Under Various Governments
Types of Governments
Dictator for a Day Lesson Plan