I gave a pop quiz today. It was pretty fetch. I gave them a little time to complete their government pictures and then study for it. Here's how it went - I showed them a short video clip, and they had to write down the name of the type of government I was showing. I'll post them up here so you can see what I showed. For the record, there was some feigned controversy over whether I was showing R-Rated movies in class. I wasn't. I did show previews for The Kings Speech as well as The Last King of Scotland, but the previews were NOT rated R. (I haven't even seen The Last King of Scotland... but it looks good.)
When I post them here, I'll tell you the type of government. Consider it my gift to you:
The King's Speech - Constitutional Monarchy:
Mean Girls - Oligarchy:
Napoleon Dynamite - Representative Democracy (Republic):
Alice in Wonderland - Absolute Monarchy:
Gilmore Girls - Direct Democracy:
The Last King of Scotland - Dictatorship:
The Prince of Egypt - Theocracy:
If you want some extra credit - yes, it will still go on the 2nd 9 weeks if I get it right after break... Then, discuss these clips with an adult. Tell them (and write down) why each one shows the type of government it does. If you need a to use your government chart to help you, you may. If you don't have one, don't forget you can find it on the blog. Once you write them down, have your parent sign it. Turn it in when you get back.
Have a great break. Get some rest. Read some books. See you soon... but not too soon.