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Constitutions and Forms of Government


This unit begins with a discussion on the importance of a constitution which leads into the importance of limiting government, rule of law and separation of powers.  Then attention turns to different ways to structure a government (Presidential vs. Parliamentary, Federal vs. confederate vs. Unitary, Direct Democracy vs Representative Democracy).  Students will finish the unit by exploring and comparing the constitutions of multiple countries.

Learning Targets: 
Students will explain the importance of a constitution.
Students will identify different ways to structure a government.
Students will compare and contrast the constitution of three countries.
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