Foreign Aid and Remittance: Crash Course Economics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 14 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 40 questions based on The Crash Course Economics video: The Foreign Aid and Remittance.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course video: Foreign Aid and Remittance. The video will first review the preconceived, and often negative initial reactions, to foreign aid as well as dispel a lot of myths about the amount spent on foreign aid a year. The emergence of foreign aid with the Marshall Plan is first covered and a detailed history and result of the Plan is given. The video also mentions the many international agencies which were a result of World War 2. The video also discusses how foreign aid was used as a tool by the superpowers during the Cold War. Most of the video however, focuses on foreign aid today, especially the profound impact foreign aid has had on combating deadly diseases and viruses in the developing world. Economic arguments for and against international food aid are also presented and students will be exposed to both sides of the debate. Remittances are the second topic covered in this video. The economic impact they have on the home countries of many migrants is discussed. The video concludes by discussing public charities and private foundations. The similarities and differences between these two groups are explained as is the work they do around the world.
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.