World Leaders Worksheets – Types of Government and Society Pages

Current World Leaders – Types of Government and Types of Society Packet

Newly Updated in September 2023

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World Leaders Worksheets - Types of Governments and Societies

This packet has two parts. In the first are three sets of world leaders worksheets (covering a total of 30 world leaders). Each set has two leader-country matching pages (plus answer pages), two fill in the blank charts, and two note-taking pages. There is also a notebook page about the difference between a Head of State and a Head of Government.

Some of the world leaders we talked about included:

Set 1: Emmanuel Macron; Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; Rishi Sunak; Olaf Scholz; Joe Biden; Xi Jinping; Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; Narendra Modi; Vladimir Putin; Kim Jong-un

Set 2: Andrés Manuel López Obrador; Anthony Albanese; Mohammed bin Salman; Volodymyr Zelenskyy; Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar; Fumio Kishida; Justin Trudeau; Benjamin Netanyahu; Hibatullah Akhundzada; Chris Hipkins

Set 3: King Mohammed VI; Bola Tinubu; Abdourahamane Tchiani; Cyril Ramaphosa; William Ruto; Emmerson Mnangagwa; General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan; Yoweri Museveni; Abiy Ahmed; Faustin-Archange Touadéra

This year my girls wanted to do a bit more about leaders in Africa and wanted to go over the geography of Africa again. At the end of the third set, you will find a number of African country map worksheets.

We also talked about some current events including

  • the devastating earthquake in Morocco on September 8, 2023
  • India became the 4th country to land on the moon on August 23, 2023
  • Aug. 12, 2023 Senator Anwar ul-Haq Kakar was named as caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • On June 24, 2023 Yevgeny Prigozhin staged an almost-successful coup in Russia. On August 23, 2023 Prigozhin and nine others were killed in a plane crash as his private jet traveled from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.

World Leaders Worksheets

Types of Government and Types of Society Notebook Pages

The second part of this packet goes over some basic political science topics, exploring different systems of government, politics and power. These notebook pages are an introduction to some of the terms and complicated concepts about world governments, government systems, and politics.

Types of Government Worksheets

I 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 (the first time), 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 number 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.

This is some pretty challenging material (even for adults)! I suggest using this with middle school and high school (although the first time we went over this material my three kids were in grades 3, 6, and 8. Then we went over this material (and the current World Leaders) every couple of years after that.

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). This file is “Update 6”

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