U2 LG1 COMPARE HOW DEMOCRATIC, DICTATORSHIP, MONARCHY, REPUBLIC, THEOCRACY AND TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENTS OPERATE AND COMPARE VOTING PATTERNS IN VARIOUS TYPES OF GOVERNMENTS SUCCESS CRITERIA Compare how people gain power, how long they lead, and how the power is divided in each system of government. Analyze voting patterns and infer what those patterns may mean WARM UP In your ISN answer the following In your opinion, what is the purpose of government? What are different types of governments you know about? TYPES OF GOVERNMENT Most governments fall into two types of governments – centralized and decentralized Centralized governments are where all the power in controlled by either one person or a small group of people Decentralized governments break up the power to help prevent one person from becoming too powerful GROUP ACTIVITY Get into groups of 3-4 Each group will get a definition Copy the definition in your ISN The definitions will be rotated, make sure you get definitions for all six. Copy the comparative government chart in your ISN As a group fill out the chart using the internet VOTING PATTERNS Go to the following link http://www.americanpast.org/voting/statelevel.html Answer the following questions in your ISN What are the voting patterns of the U.S. since 1988? What are specific regions that tend to vote the same? Why do you think they vote in a similar fashion? What potential problems could you foresee due to these differences?