Types of Government Scavenger Hunt – Forms of Government

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Types of Government Scavenger Hunt – Forms of Government perfect for grades 4-8!

Number of Pages: 32 pages


The Types of Government Scavenger Hunt can be used as an introduction or review activity. You can use the Types of Government activity as task cards, a scavenger hunt or both. Students will learn about Monarchy, Democracy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy, Anarchy, Socialism, Communism and Autocracy.

The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that students must visit/read each type of government Fact Cards! That means students have to read the small passage or skim for details multiple times! Students will use non-fiction social studies content to practice reading skills, improve fluency, reading comprehension and use context clues. Also included are 10 ideas for how to use task cards! The possibilities are endless for this cross-curriculum Types of Government activity!

This Types of Government activity can be used as task cards for partner activities, SCOOT activities, scavenger hunts, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, stations, or independent work. How you choose to set it up in your classroom is up to you. There are so many possibilities that allow students to be out of their seats, moving around the room and learning!


•10 Types of Government Fact Cards to hang around the room. Each Fact Card contains a reading passage and picture.

•8 ELA Task Cards – Students use reading and comprehension skills (Common Core)

•4 Math Task Cards – Students complete basic addition and subtraction

•4 Timeline Task Cards – Questions pertaining to years

•2 Writing Task Cards – Open-ended, creative thinking prompts

•2 Drawing Task Cards – Quick draw to show comprehension

(20 task cards total)

• 2 Recording Sheets to choose from

•One with the questions typed directly on it, the other is blank to use with the task cards.

•The recording sheet is broken down into categories – ELA, Math, Timeline, Drawing and Writing.

•Teacher Answer Key

•4 Blank Task Cards for the teacher to use for additional questions. ( I use them for early finisher tasks)

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