Gummy Bear Government is a fun little activity to hold in the classroom. By using different coloured gummy bears (and prior knowledge in previous lessons), students can represent the different forms of government found across the world. This allows students to have a clearer understanding of how democracy works globally and how global democracies compare to Australia's (Reynolds, 2014). Through this, students can appreciate Australian democracy and their involvement in their own communities.
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Town hall meetings on the definition of direct democracy because they allow people to express their political opinion, without…
Merriam-Webster's definition of "republic": a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law. Republicans don't know how to republic.
"Arguments often revolve around definitions of crucial terms. For example, how does one define democracy? Does a democracy guarantee freedom of the press, freedom of worship, freedom of assembly, and freedom of movement? In the United States, we would argue that such freedoms are essential to any definition of democracy. But countries in which these freedoms are nonexistent also represent themselves as democracies or governments of the people" (131).