Types of Government Democracy and Monarchy for Special Education

Total Pages 170 pages plus 38 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on these two types of government, Democracy, and Monarchy, contains 7 days of materials specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


Compare and contrast:

  • monarchy
  • democracy
  • absolute monarchy
  • constitutional monarchy
  • direct democracy
  • representative democracy (democratic republic)


This unit addresses the main characteristics of a monarchy and democracy in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information learning about these two types of governments. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the importance of how a monarchy and a democracy work.


Finally, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


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✩✩✩This unit now has digital versions of almost all the activities. There are 38 google slides and a movie version of the book.


See the preview for a detailed look at the contents.


Monarchy and Democracy Government Systems Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 7 days of lesson plans
  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Monarchy and Democracy Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • 3 Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • World map to color based on type of government
  • 2 Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast further (includes digital version)
  • 4 Close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.