Study Guide: European Government

 

Government/Civics Understandings

SS6CG4 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.  

a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and

federal. 

b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and

democratic.

c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and

presidential.

 

SS6CG5 The student will explain the structure of modern European governments.

a. Compare the parliamentary system of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), the federal system of the Federal Republic of Germany Germany), and the federation of the Russian Federation (Russia), distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms.

b. Describe the purpose of the European Union and the relationship between member

nations.

 

Essential Questions

1. How do these government systems: unitary, confederation, and federal distribute power?

2.  How do citizens participate in autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic governments?

3.  How are the two predominate democratic governments parliamentary and presidential structured?

4.   How do the parliamentary system of the United Kingdom, the federal system of the Federal Republic of Germany, and federation of the Federation of the Russian Federation compare distinguishing the forms of leadership and the roles of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms?

5.  What is the purpose of the European Union and the relationship between member nations?

Vocabulary

  1. Executive ___________________________________________________
  2. Legislative ___________________________________________________
  3. Judicial ______________________________________________________
  4. Parliamentary ____________________________________________________
  5. Federation _____________________________________________________
  6. unitary ________________________________________________________
  7. Confederation ___________________________________________________
  8. Oligarchic _______________________________________________________
  9. Autocratic ________________________________________________________
  10. Democratic _______________________________________________________
  11. Federal __________________________________________________________

12.  Union ___________________________________________________________
Study Sheet

 

1. How do these government systems: unitary, confederation, and federal distribute power?

 

a.          Government

b.         Distribute Power

c.          Unitary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d.           

e.          Confederation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f.            

g.          Federal

 

 

 

 

 

h.           

 

2.  How do citizens participate in autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic governments?

a.          Government

b.         Citizen Participation

c.          Autocratic

 

 

 

 

 

 

d.           

e.          Oligarchic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f.            

g.          Democratic

 

 

 

 

 

h.           

 

3.  How are the two predominate democratic governments parliamentary and presidential structured?  (See Graphic Organizer.)

4.  How do the parliamentary system of the United Kingdom, the federal system of the Federal Republic of Germany, and federation of the Federation of the Russian Federation compare distinguishing the forms of leadership and the roles of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms?

a.          Government

b.         Leadership

c.          Role of Citizen

d.         Personal Freedoms

e.          Parliamentary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f.            

g.           

h.           

i.           Federal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j.            

k.           

l.            

m.        Federation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

n.           

o.           

p.           

 

5.  What is the purpose of the European Union and the relationship between member nations? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Graphic Organizer for Essential Question #3