Affirmative Action: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is an 8 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 25 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Affirmative Action.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Affirmative Action. This video will provide an insight into the controversial subject of affirmative action and the reasoning behind it. The historical background of affirmative action and more modern discussion points regarding it are discussed and examined. The video spends a considerable amount of time reviewing several Supreme Court cases which involve affirmative action and also explains the confusion that sometimes results from Supreme Court decisions.The video will explain that the idea of universities taking race into account in their admissions so that they can create a diverse learning environment is constitutional. However, students will also learn that if a university policy looks anything like a quota, it will be struck down.
This video analysis can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan. Students love the independence of this assignment by getting to use laptops, Chromebooks, or even their own cellphones to watch the video. Crash Course videos tend to move fast so students often find success if they watch the video through once before going back to pause/play to find the answers to all of the questions.