Media Institutions: 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: Media Institutions.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Media Institutions. This video will provide students with an insight into how the media conveys information to the American public and how politicians use the media to spread information. The three major forms of media are reviewed and discussed, students will learn about the history and power of print, broadcast, and internet media. The video will then move on to how politicians can use the media to create the best image possible. Leaking information to reporters, press releases,and the use of social media are all discussed. The video also reviews the bias that is present in news media. More liberal and conservative institutions are named and the reasons for these biases are given.
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.