20 worksheets, one per episode, for the last 20 episodes of Crash Course Government! All questions time-stamped and in video order, with full answer keys and bonus enrichment questions for every episode! A variety of worksheet formats to keep student engagement high!
BARGAIN-PRICED BUNDLE TO HELP YOU TEACH WITH HUMOR USING CRASH COURSE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS!
Teach with Humor using Crash Course Government!
Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! For government or civics classes, one easy way to work in some student enjoyment is by showing episodes of Crash Course U.S.Government and Politics.
The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations -- ones that help to make strong points about the civics under study. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn!
Produced by PBS Digital Studios, each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist:
If you are new to Crash Course, I encourage you to watch a few videos as soon as you can. I expect you'll be just as enthusiastic about the classroom possibilities as I am!
ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE GOVERNMENT WORKSHEETS
Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course Government and typically contains between 10 and 20 items for students to complete. Worksheets are formatted to fit on one page for easy copying and a detailed answer key is provided for each episode. In addition to these regular worksheet items, open-ended extra credit or discussion items are also included for each and every episode. These can be used as debate starters, essay prompts, or . . . the sky's the limit!
This bargain bundle set of Crash Course Government worksheets covers the following episodes:
• 31 -- Discrimination
• 32 -- Affirmative Action
• 33 -- Public Opinion: Polling and its Limits
• 34 -- Shaping Public Opinion
• 35 -- Political Ideology: Liberal versus Conservative
• 36 -- Elections
• 37 -- Gerrymandering
• 38 -- How Voters Decide
• 39 -- Political Campaigns
• 40 -- Political Parties
• 41 -- Party Systems
• 42 -- Interest Groups
• 43 -- Interest Group Formation
• 44 -- Media Institution
• 45 -- Media Regulation
• 46 -- Market Economy
• 47 -- Government Regulation
• 48 -- Monetary and Fiscal Policy
• 49 -- Social Policy
• 50 -- Foreign Policy
All questions are presented in video order so that students can easily follow along, but these worksheets are not mere outlines that merely ask students to generate their own notes. Instead, they focus in on certain key issues that students watching the videos should master in order to have a clear and concise understanding of the topic under study.
ORGANIZED FOR TEACHER AND STUDENT CONVENIENCE
All of the worksheets are provided in two formats: with and without time stamps. This way, teachers can provide their classes with time stamp information if they think it will prove helpful. If they prefer for students not to have time stamps, however, they can copy off the worksheet version that doesn't feature them. (Worksheets for episodes #1-11 are provided only in the no-time stamps format).
And of course, full answer keys are included for all worksheets. When a worksheet is in the true/false format, false answer are always annotated with an explanation.
A variety of question formats help keep student engagement high, since it's not always the same old thing. These worksheets offer true/false, multiple choice, and cloze/fill-in formats.
ABOUT THE ZIP FILE DOWNLOAD
These worksheets are provided as a .zip download. When you unzip the folder, you will find inside four PDF files, each one covering five episodes. All you have to do is print off the pages you need and you're good to go with these no prep worksheets!
IDEAS FOR USING THESE WORKSHEETS
Only a teacher knows what constitutes best use for a particular class, but I always find it helpful to see what creative approaches other teachers are using. Here are some good options for these worksheets.
• Print off copies and have students complete them as they watch the video.
• Send the copies electronically so students can complete them on tablet/laptop devices,
• Basic level option: Assign students to do only the evens or only the odds. After watching the video, pair students up to discuss and fill in missing answers.
• Run a game show: Have students watch the video carefully and take notes. Form groups afterwards and have them pool their notes, briefly discussing the whole video. Pass out the worksheets only AFTER this discussion and have each group fill out one collaboratively.
• Let students self-assess their learning
• Use worksheets as a traditional quiz
I am sure you can think of many more engaging ways to use these worksheets and keep student interest in civics high throughout the year.
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The best deal by far on my popular worksheets is to buy the "Entire Series" pack, which'll provide you with worksheets for all 50 episodes of the series:
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