Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics #1 Video Analysis with Key- This is a 4 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 9 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Introduction.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Introduction. The video will introduce students to the definitions of government and politics and will explain to students why it is important to study both. The American form of government, a republic and a democracy, is briefly explained and so is how citizens can be active in the American political process. The video lists over a dozen ways citizens can become involved, not simply by voting. The video then moves on to explain why it's important to educate yourself on government and politics; it helps deter ignorance and creates an active citizenry.
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.