Monday, 25 January 2016

Government discussions- representations using blocks

Grade 6 students represented government types using blocks to help them understand different concepts of communism/socialism, democracy, capitalism, monarchy, constitutional monarchy and others. A lot of good discussion arose from the activity and we were able to address some misconceptions also! Enjoy!


  1. Wow - I had no idea using visuals could be so effective in explaining the form and function of complicated systems! Girls, you have done a great job of explaining these government structures, articulating your understandings with some impressive unit-specific vocabulary!

  2. I was surprised the blocks were this powerful. They really seemed to help you organise your thinking. Everyone's showing an impressive amount of knowledge. Very articulate too. Excellent job, 6th Grade.