How Presidents Govern: 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 34 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: How Presidents Govern.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: How Presidents Govern. The video will first introduce students to the people, besides the President and VP, who make up the executive branch. The Special Assistants to the President, Cabinet Secretaries, and the Executive Office to the President are all reviewed. Next, government agencies (NASA, Federal Reserve) and corporations (Post Office) are described in great detail. The President's use of party politics and how it helps him govern is then covered. The President's unlimited access to the media (bully pulpit) is also covered. The video concludes by explaining the President's use of administrative strategy and why it is the most powerful way for the President to govern. The Office of Management and Budget, the use of regulatory review, and the power of executive orders are all covered in this section.
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.