Name

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Date:

Going Further: Government
Research requirements:



Step 1 – USEFUL RESOURCES FOUND and RECORDED
Step 2 – Basic notes taken about the government and country
Step 3 – Notes organized and explained
Step 4 – Story about a person or event that happened in
relation to my country’s government
STEP 1: Resources – I need at least three resources:
At 1 should help me to understand the basic information about
the country
At least 1 should help me understand the type of government
in that place and how it impacted the citizens
At least 1 should tell the story of an event or person that
relates to the government

Directions: You will need to find information about your topic from at least
3 different sources. Number them here and label each fact you record with
the appropriate number.
Source:
*BOOK
*MAGAZINE
NEWS article online

Online Encyclopedia

#__________ Name of Source:
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Author: _____________________________Date written/published
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Source:
*BOOK
*MAGAZINE
NEWS article online

Online Encyclopedia

#__________ Name of Source:
________________________________________________
Author: _____________________________Date written/published
____________________
Source:
*BOOK
*MAGAZINE
NEWS article online

Online Encyclopedia

#__________ Name of Source:
________________________________________________
Author: _____________________________Date written/published
____________________

STEP 2: Questions to Guide Our RESEARCH - Note Page
What is the definition of this government?
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Who is/was this type of
government led by?

When did this government exist?

Country or civilization
that I am studying

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Special Facts:
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Highlight & Write: Flaming (research) or Burning (discussion) Questions: (Also put on sticky
note on board)
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Highlight & Write: Flaming (research) Vocabulary: (Words we need to know, often bold)
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STEP 3 – Organizing and Explaining Our Research
Subject: ______________________’s system of governance

Do math problem
here:

Date(s): __________________________ How many years ago ?
Time Period ____________________________________________
What continent? _______________________________________
Is this a country or an Ancient Civilization?
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What countries or places border this place?
_______________________________________

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What type of government did this place have?

Which means...(Explain in words younger students can understand. How is it like /
unlike our US democracy?)

Who was/were the leader(s) of this place?
the dates when he/she led

Give

Who was/were the leader(s) of this place?
the dates when he/she led

Give

Who was/were the leader(s) of this place?
the dates when he/she led

Give

How did he/she get his power?

How much power did he/she/they have over the citizens? Circle
one:
ALL

SOME

EQUAL (constitutional democracy)

Did/do all citizens have equal rights?

Explain how or how not in words

younger students can understand

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STEP 4: Picking and EVENT or PERSON to ENRICH YOUR
PRESENTATION
Your next job is to pick one “story” to tell your audience. This can be a story
of an event where citizens or leaders fought to achieve or take away rights
(like the story of the revolution in Egypt)
OR
A story about a citizen or Peaceful Hero like Nelson Mandela.

I am picking to tell a story about a(n)
EVENT: ______________________________________________________________________________
OR
PERSON:
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CHOOSE 1 of the 2 Interactive Notebook PAGE below (that fits your research).

My Interactive Notebook: Note Page
What event does this text explain about? Describe it.
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Who was involved in this
event?

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What caused this event?

What were the results of this
event?

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Special Facts:
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Why was this event important?
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Essential Questions: Which one of our Essential Questions does this article relate to?
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My Interactive Notebook: Note Page
What story does this text describe? Explain in your own words.
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Who was involved in this
event?

Who was this person?

What rule or government?

Title: _________________________

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Life
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Where – City, Country, Continent

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Birth/Death:

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Special Facts:
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What was this news report written? What makes this news story important?
Essential Questions: Which one of our Essential Questions does this article relate to?
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Remember my RESEARCH QUESTIONS:
What country or civilization’s government am I researching?
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Where in the world is this located?
period?
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What is the time
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Who was(were) the leader(s) then?
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What type of government does this country/area have today?
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Is it most like a(n)
autocracy
by religion)

oligarchy

theocracy (led

democracy
constitutional democracy
anarchy (no government)
Who is/are the leaders?
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Reliable Resources for Kids
Remember the most reliable web sources will end in: .org, .gov, .edu
Sources that end in .com or .net should be TRIPLE CHECKED!
Name

Web Address

Purpose

Kidipede
Kids News Room
Fact Monster
Yahoo Kids

http://www.historyforkids.org/
www.kidsnewsroom.org
http://www.factmonster.com/
http://kids.yahoo.com/

Ancient Governments
Ancient Governments
1 of 3 sources (.com)
1 of 3 sources (.com)

Ask Jeeves for Kids
My Hero Project
Kids Konnect

http://www.askkids.com/
www.kidspast.com
http://myhero.com/go/home.asp
http://www.kidskonnect.com/

1 of 3 sources (.com)
1 of 3 sources (.com)
PERSON STORY
Good source for deep
investigation and picking
“Going Further Topics”