Choose Your Own Government Structure – PBL Unit
This is a 37-page Project-Based Learning Unit were student work cooperatively and independently to create their own government. This unit fosters 21st Century Learning Skills, is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and culminates in students deciding on a classroom government structure.
In this unit students will learn
The Basic Forms of Government
How to Research and Create a Video
How to Storyboard
How to Discern Creditable Information from the Internet
Research and Inquiry Skills
Writing Process Skills
How to think critically
Technology Skills

Table of Contents
Project Explanation “The Ruling Class Project” page 4
“Who Rules” Student Worksheet page 5
“Before You Begin” Browsing the Web Worksheet pages 6-7
“Where are They?” Internet Search Practice Sheet on Various Governments – Then and Now pages 8—11
“Types of Government” Worksheet with explanations on Autocracy, Democracy,
Theocracy, Oligarchy, Totalitarian, Dictatorship and Anarchy pages 12-14
Student Reference and Internet Resources Page page 15
“Our Classroom Government” Worksheet page 16
Create a Public Service Announcement Standards and Student Outcome Page page 17
PSA Checklist and Student/Teacher Monitoring Notes page 18
“My Classroom Government Planning Sheet” Worksheet page 19
“Research Template” and Fact Sheet Citation Page page 20
Public Service Announcement Script Outline Page 21
Script or Screenplay Writing 101 – A Quick and Dirty Guide to a Screenplay Page 22-23
Storyboard Information Sheet that Can Be Used as a Close Reading Assignment Page 24
“Storyboard Template” – Copy Multiple for Each Student Page 25
“Now What?” Instructions on What to Do Next Page 26
“Was I Convinced” Peer PSA Video Watching Review – Multiple for Each Student Page 27
“Name That Government Type” Group Quiz Page 28
“PSA Self-Reflection Sheet” Page 29
Answer Sheets Page 30-37
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