Democracy and Other Forms of Government

From the Series Choosing Democracy
  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

What is the difference between a representative democracy and an autocracy or dictatorship? Are all democracies equal? Why are some people attracted to authoritarian governments? This fascinating book explains why democracy can be a fragile form of government, requiring constant effort and attention from its citizens. Students are encouraged to investigate the ways their own governments respond to the needs and wants of its people.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
Age Range 10 - 14
Dewey 321
Lexile 880L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level V
Subjects Civics, History, Social Studies
Genres Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Forest
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
BISACS JNF046000, JNF043000, JNF052000
Rights Included WORLD
Language English

Booklist, Series Nonfiction Showcase

The Choosing Democracy series (4 titles) examines the important topic of democracy from a variety of angles. Active Citizenship in Democracy defines democracy, offering examples of how young people can make their voices heard through activism, and citing the importance of voting, jury duty, civil service jobs, and government representatives; it also introduces the concepts of full versus flawed democracies and the democracy index. Stock photos and historical artwork mix with charts and maps to lend visual interest, while case studies provide concrete examples to illuminate each book’s main text. There is some topical overlap among the volumes, but this will help reinforce concepts essential to developing a more nuanced grasp of democracy.

Author: Rebecca Sjonger

Democracy and Other Forms of Government Teacher's Guide

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