This handy-dandy notes guide will keep your students focused on the most important parts of this humorous Crash Course ™ video. This introduction to government and politics defines useful terms for students, such as republic and democracy. It also outlines reasons for studying government and politics, as well as examples of participation. It's a ready-to-go homework assignment, or quiet time activity. Aligned standards can be found within the introduction letter within this document. Finally, a homework that students will enjoy!