Discrimination: 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 30 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Discrimination.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Discrimination. This video will provide and insight into the 14th Amendment when it comes to minority groups. The video will initially focus on the rights of immigrant to the U.S.,both legal and undocumented. The video first looks at previous discrimination against immigrants, specifically Chinese and Eastern/Southern European immigrants. The passage of the 14th Amendment is then used to explain what rights immigrants and their American born children are guaranteed. More recent attempts to strip undocumented immigrants of social service is then reviewed. Other groups protected by the 14th Amendment and discussed in the video include people with disabilities, Native Americans, and LGBT people. The video concludes by looking at the more recent Supreme Court rulings which have given LGBT people more protection under the law, including same sex marriage.
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.