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SS.7.C.3.1 - Comparing Forms of Government


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What You Need to Know:

Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.3.1

Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).


Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will identify different forms of government based on its political philosophy or organizational structure. Read more!

  • Students will analyze scenarios describing various forms of government. Read more!

  • Students will apply their understanding of the definitions of the various forms of government. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

Which statement correctly describes communism?

A. The central government controls all economic planning.

B. Workers are considered to be the lowest social class.

C. Property ownership is determined by family status.

D. Wealth is distributed according to social class.


Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

What do an absolute monarchy and an autocracy have in common?

A. a single ruler

B. a written constitution

C. a national court system

D. a single legislative house


Example Three (High Complexity)

The image below includes a statement influenced by an 1848 book.


What modern political action could be influenced by the statement?

A. A communist country invades a democratic country

B. A representative democracy amends its constitution

C. A queen speaks before Parliament to officially open Parliament

D. A dictator order the invasion of a neighboring country


C.3.1 - Vocabulary

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FLDOE Civics Tutorials

courtesy of FL Department of Education

Discovery Education


  • Communism (total length 1:49) from Social Studies Video Vocab: Primary: Volume 01
  • Communism, Encyclopedia Article
  • Some Types of Government (total length 2:42) from Standard Deviants School American Government: Introduction to Government

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Textbook Review


Chapter 2, Section 1 - p. 30-33