I'm back soon, with news about the 'Gummy Bear Governments!' In Social Studies, we've been learning about the different types of governments and how it rose to power, and how it fell, and etc. (But mostly about Ancient Greece) To finish off that unit, our teacher told us that by using the gummy bears, we needed to express the four governments that we focused on: Monarchy, Oligarchy, Tyranny, and (direct)Democracy. Down below are four pictures that each represents a government. Try guessing, and the answers are at the bottom with my reflections!
First one(top left corner): Monarchy
Second one(top right corner): Tyranny
Third one(down left corner): Democracy(direct)
Fourth one, the last but not the least(down right corner): Oligarchy!
We mostly learned how these governments applied to Ancient Greece, so my reflections are going to be based on Ancient Greece. Firstly, before we started this unit, I knew all of these governments, but I never knew their names. Since I only knew what those forms were, I didn't know how those rulers came to power or lost their power. Secondly, I think that it is really important to learn about forms of government because there still is a future in this planet called Earth. And if people, humans, are going to live, they have to try not to make the same mistakes again. People would normally say that they need to look at history to not repeat the same mistakes, but what if there's a new form of government and not many people know what might happen, but that was the kind of governments that was there long time ago, and it fell? But now mostly is democracy, and let's say that more than half don't know, and they agree. Since it's the majority, what if that kind of government gets in charge and... the world is not a good place to live anymore?? (I know this isn't going to happen... but yeah.) Okay, so next question. Applying these governments to Ancient Greece, I think monarchy was the best at then because they were still doing wars and still dividing the land up. Transportation was developing and the populations were increasing. Looking back at history, the majority of the people actually liked the king and queen and their ways, and there weren't much of a problem. Until the aristocrats started to turn their backs... So yeah. Even though this post was a long one, I hope that you have read until the end. If you did, thank you so much, and I hope to see you guys soon. Thanks!