Controlling Bureaucracies: 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 28 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video:Controlling Bureaucracies.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Controlling Bureaucracies. The video will first review why many people wish to reduce the size of government bureaucracies or do away with them completely. How Congress goes about controlling bureaucracies is then first analyzed by looking at the institution of before-the-fact controls or after-the-fact controls on government agencies. Reporting requirements, Senate confirmations,Congressional oversight, and the appropriation process are all explained. Termination of bureaucratic agencies is covered, as are the attempts to deregulate and devolve the powers of the federal bureaucracy. The video concludes by looking at the privatization of government agencies and offers a balanced look at this subject.
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.