OBJECTIVE:To become familiar with the structure and democratic features of colonial government.TIME:1 class periodThe lesson begins with two charts showing how colonial governors and legislators were chosen in the royal colonies, proprietary colonies, and self-governing colonies. Students use this information to answer ten completion questions.Subsequent sections entitled Court System and Democracy in the Thirteen Colonies help students learn more about colonial government.ACTIVITY OPTIONS:While this lesson can be completed by individuals, students may prefer a team competition. The class is divided into two teams. Members of Team 1 and Team 2 compete to correctly answer questions as the teacher reads through the lesson. The first person on either team to raise their hand after a question is read will be called on (same person cannot answer twice in a row). A point value, such as 10, can be awarded when a team answers correctly.Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.