Unlimited and Limited Government in Europe, 1600-1700 will introduce the development of governmental systems in Europe after feudalism. The student will be able to differentiate between limited and unlimited governmental systems by giving examples of each. They will be able to use a children's book, Yertle the Turtle, to analyse the shortcomings of unlimited government as portrayed in the actions of a dictatorial turtle and the other turtles under his command,
How can we describe the characteristics of limited and unlimited government that evolved in Europe in the 1600s and 1700s?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Whiteboard or other presentation device
Powerpoint presentation on government systems
Computer access for each student, preferably Chromebook with Google Classroom
YouTube video of Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
Cardboard crown for each student
Black marker for each student
Two pocket folder with organizers, notes pages, and vocabulary for each student
- 7-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of limited government and unlimited government as they functioned in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
- 7-2.0 The relationship between citizens and their government is a fundamental component of political rule. To understand the role of constitutions, the characteristics of shared powers, the protection of individual rights, and the promotion of the comm...
Lesson Created By: Eugene Ramsey Hardin IV