Use this link to create an avatar that represents the leader of a governmental system.
Students will be able to compare the United States government with other governmental systems such as monarchy, limited monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorship, theocracy, and pure democracy.
Translate specific vocabulary related to governmental systems studied in class into a digital avatar that explains how that system rules.
A simple rubric to establish guidelines for avatar creation and demonstration that student understands the governmental system being portrayed.
Acceleration and Intervention
Variations could be a cartooned drawing using paper/pencil to address the same learning outcome or have student act out the governmental system they have been assigned through a student created skit.
Background and Preparation
Background / Preparation
This activity should follow a lesson that introduces and expands on all types of governmental systems. Teacher should be familiar with how to navigate the Voki website and possibly introduce the lesson using his/her own avatar. Students should have access to their own internet connected Computer if this is an assignment to complete at home or arrangements made to access the schools computer lab for 2 class periods.