Congressional Delegation: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 6 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 19 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Congressional Delegation.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Congressional Delegation. The video will first introduce students to the several meaning of Congressional delegation and attempt to sort through the many terms that are used often interchangeably. Students will learn in this assignment why Congress voluntarily delegates power to the executive branch. The three reasons why Congress delegates power to the executive branch are explained in turn: practical reasons, historical reasons, and political reasons. Practical reasons behind delegation are required due to the sheer size and scope of modern government and the need for experts to run different agencies, not Congressmen. Historical reasons for delegation are the emergence of food/health safety during the Progressive Era and Congressional delegation to the executive during the New Deal. Finally, the political reasons for delegation are explained as Congress allowing the executive to take the risk and responsibility for an agency or program in case it goes sour.
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.