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Africa Government/Civics Understandings

Government/Civics Understandings

SS7CG1 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.

a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal.

b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic.

c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential. 

SS7CG2 The student will explain the structures of the modern governments of Africa.

a. Compare the republican systems of government in the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of South Africa, distinguishing the form of leadership and role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms.

b. Explain how political, economic, and social conflicts resulted in the independence of South Sudan.

SS7CG3 The student will analyze how politics in Africa impacts standard of living.

a. Compare how various factors, including gender, affect access to education in Kenya and Sudan.

b. Describe the impact of government stability on the distribution of resources to combat AIDS and famine across Africa.


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