Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 10 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 31 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Civil Rights & Liberties.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video:Civil Rights & Liberties. The video will first discuss the difference between civil rights and civil liberties due to the two often being used interchangeably. The video then goes into detail in regards to liberties and the differences between substantive liberties (limits on what government can do) and procedural liberties (limits on how a government can act). The Bill of Rights is introduced and the civil liberties it guarantees are explained. The 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 9th amendments are discussed in great detail. The video then covers the famous Supreme Court decision in Barron v. Baltimore which stated that the Bill of Rights only limited the actions of the federal government, not the states. The 14th amendment is then covered and it is explained how this amendment made the states comply with the Bill of Rights if a citizen felt they were being denied a liberty by their state. The process of how the states had the different Bill of Rights amendments incorporated against them is then reviewed. The video ends with a review of the subject matter that was covered.
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.