Equal Protection: 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 32 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Equal Protection.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Equal Protection. The video will provide a brief description of civil liberties and civil rights, as well as explain the difference between the two. The origin of civil rights, the Fourteenth Amendment is explained and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement is introduced. The concept of "separate but equal" which once existed in much of the U.S. is discussed and how the the process of strict scrutiny changed how the courts looked at civil rights. Strict scrutiny is explained as is how the courts establish this process. The video concludes by looking at several Civil Rights cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. The issues surrounding the case, the Courts ruling, and the result of the Courts action are all covered.
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.