PS...if you're not using Pinterest yet to search for ideas for your classroom...what are you waiting for? It's not just a place to get recipe and craft ideas, there are some cool classroom activities, lesson plans, and organization strategies that can easily be modified to fit your needs.
I found this little gem of an idea there earlier this year.
Have your students "illustrate" the different types of government using gummy bears!
We focused on...
- Direct Democracy
- Representative Democracy
- Anarchy - not really a "form of government" but fun to act out with gummies!
- Coup d'etat
I had our kids work in partners or groups of 3 depending on the class size. They were to give the definition of the type of government and then create an example of that using gummy bears. Red for citizens, yellow for those in power.