Types of Governments Worksheets – World Leaders (Currently Free)

We have a new packet to share with you that touches on some of the different forms of government, societies, and some of our current world leaders. These notebook pages are my kids’ first introduction to some of the terms and complicated concepts about world governments, government systems, and politics.

World Leaders WorksheetsI wanted to explore some of the different forms of government… those that are ruled just by one person, a few people, or many.

  • rule by one: monarch, dictatorship
  • rule by a few: oligarchy, junta, single-party state
  • rule by many: democracy, republic, parliamentary system, presidential system, constitutional government

We talked about these different political terms (and many others!). And we also explored how these relate to different economic systems (and their societies) such as capitalism, communism, and socialism.

Some of the terms and concepts we  talked about included:

  • Anarchy
  • Dictatorship
  • Totalitarian
  • Junta
  • Single- Party Rule
  • Republic, Representative Democracy
  • Theocracy
  • Monarchy
  • Parliament
  • Republic
  • Federal Government
  • Capitalism
  • Communism
  • Socialism

Before we dove into this material, though, we spent time reviewing how the U.S. government works.  As many of you know, we did a unit on Civics and Government a couple of years ago.  I brought out some of these materials again.

Civics and Government Unit and WorksheetsWe talked about the three branches of government and reviewed some of the key points under each branch…

  • President has to be at least 35 years old.
  • Judicial branch has 9 Justices who serve for life.
  • The House of Representatives has 435 members.
  • etc. etc.

In fact, I had my youngest do the activity about the three branches of government.  In all we spent about 10 days reviewing this material again. (You know, a bit each day.)

3Branches-of-GovernmentOnce we reviewed that, we talked about different forms of government throughout history.

We talked about how a government can be ruled by just one person (like emperors, monarchs, or dictators), by a group (a military group or political party), or by many people (democracy, republic, etc.) We filled out this page (little by little):

Different types of Government WorksheetWe talked about how a parliamentary system differs from the US system. And, we talked about how governments are often a mix of many of these terms. We talked about the debates over the word “democratic” countries and what the really means and so forth.

I also picked out about 10 different world leaders and we talked about the type of government they are a part of and how different world leaders have different types of powers depending on their country’s form of government. (We included al-Assad of Syria, but of course his power as President is tenuous.)

World Leaders WorksheetsNOTE: I updated these in Sept. 2019!

World Leader WorksheetsNewly Updated: Feb. 2021

World Leaders WorksheetsNEW UPDATE – Sept 2023

World Leaders Worksheets

Remember this was what I wrote in March 2017! What was really interesting for the kids was that several of the leaders on our notebook pages were in the news as we covered this material! For example, Robert Mugabe turned 93 (on Feb. 21, 2017).  And of course, the older brother of the North Korean Leader was mysteriously killed in an airport in Malaysia on Feb. 13. Two women wiped something on his face and he died within twenty minutes.  Later, it was determined to be a deadly toxin – VX nerve agent, classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

We talked about current government and societies in anarchy or being run by a dictatorship, single-party rule, theocracy, parliamentary system and so forth.

different government systemsThis is some pretty challenging material (even for adults)!  I suggest using this with middle school and high school (although I have three kids and I talked about this material with all of them (currently grades 3,6,8). You know, that’s how homeschooling is!) Update: This is the third time we’ve gone over this material…now the kids are in middle school and high school.

I’ve showed the Types of Government worksheets with the teacher notes, but there are also blank pages where students can take their own notes.

Types of Government WorksheetsI’d like to share this packet with you today. It is 60 pages and includes fairly extensive teacher notes (though of course, you might want to do some research to add your own spin on current events! It is currently free to download!

I have uploaded this to SendOwl (the delivery service I use) so that I can make changes/edit the file as needed.  The email you receive might say “Thank you for your order or Thank you for your purchase” but remember this is currently FREE!

By the way, I know that world events change all the time. If you notice that these are no longer up-to-date or if you need a slight change feel free to email me and I will see what I can do to edit the file. 🙂 ~Liesl

Click here to download these worksheets (currently free).

Updated Sept 2023!

World Leaders – Types of Government Packet

I’ve just changed out the World Leaders portion (Sept 2023)

World Leaders Worksheets - Types of Governments and Societies

Types of Government Worksheets - Leaders of the World WorksheetsThe World Leaders sections has been updated. The Types of Government & Societies Worksheets are still basically the same, though I added some current events about Myanmar and the recent coup (in Feb. 2021).World Leaders Worksheets Types of Government

Here are a few of our other packets:

$5.99 Civics and Government Packet Quick Preview Learn about the 3 branches of government, the Cabinet, the Federal vs. State governments, basic US facts and more.

Civics and Government Unit and Worksheets3 Branches of Government Activity

$2.50 U.S. Presidents – Quick Study (A small booklet activity that highlights 14 well-known Presidents) (See more details here)

US Presidents Quick Study - Highlighting 14 Presidents

$7.99 U.S. States and Capitals Packet This 100+ page packet helps students learn the U.S. states and capitals. It includes US geography worksheets, a states & capitals booklet, 13 colonies maps and more!  Visit Post or View image

USA States and Capitals Packet

$6.99 Age of Exploration Packet

Age of Exploration Unit

$6.99 13 Colonies Unit – a 70-page unit that covers Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, Pennsylvania, Georgia and the others. Plus, it explores the Puritans, Salem Witch Trials & Bacon’s Rebellion. Visit Post

13 Thirteen Colonies Worksheets

$7.99  Causes of the American Revolution Packet (and American Revolution play) (See more details here)

American Revolution Unit - Worksheets and Activities

  $7.99 Slavery and the Civil War (100 pages – slavery, U.S. territorial expansion, the Civil War) (See more details here) or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8

Slavery and the Civil War Unit - Territorial Growth Major battles of the Civil War Worksheets and ActivitiesCivil War Worksheets $4.99 Oregon Trail Packet Quick Preview or visit the post or view image

Oregon Trail Lapbook and Notebook Pages

$9.99 World War I Packet 100+ pages World War I – Quick Preview or visit the post or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7

WWI Unit World War I Packet - 75+ pages

$9.99 World War II Unit (150 pages) from the post WWI period through Aug. 1945. Visit the post for more details. View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7

World War II Unit - Notebook Pages -Timeline -Worksheets -Other Activities

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Here are some direct links to some of the packets I mentioned above:

If you haven’t talked about the US form of government, 3 branches of government, separation of powers, checks and balances, the cabinet and their functions (Secretary of State, Secretary of the Interior, etc.), the federal vs. state government, etc. you might want to check out our Civics and Government PacketCivics and Government Unit and WorksheetsWorld Facts Packet:

These are some basic facts I wanted the kids to know – what are the largest countries (by size? by population?), what are the major world religions? What are some of the famous landmarks? What are some basic facts about the US (What is the longest river or tallest mountain? which state has the most people? What is the largest state?). You can find out more about this here:

World Facts PacketAmerican Revolution Packet: Causes and Events Leading to the American Revolution

American Revolution Worksheets Cards and Activities 60+pagesSlavery and the Civil War Packet

Slavery and the Civil War Unit - Territorial Growth

Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl

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