Interest Groups: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 8 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 25 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Interest Groups.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Interest Groups. This video will provide students with a basic understanding of the purpose and function of interest groups. Students will learn how interest groups often target Congress and the federal bureaucracy to exert their pressure. The collection of information, mobilization of voters, and consultation regarding bill and policy creation by interest groups is covered. The video includes a non-biased debate regarding interest groups and their place in the American democracy. Students will be presented with information arguing for and against interest groups and be asked to make their own conclusions.
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.