One of the essential questions for our Movers and Shakers unit is, “How might political and social environments impact individuals, groups or institutions?” To help dive into this, students spent a few days focusing on the different kinds of governments and the negative and positive aspects of each, with the end goal being to understand how governments effect people. Students split into four groups, with each group receiving a type of government that they had to research. Groups had to explain their government, find examples of the type of government around the world and synthesize how the types of governments effect people. After they had researched and created their poster, each group shared with the class. Below are some pictures of the groups researching and preparing for their presentation.