Media Regulation: 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: Media Regulation.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Media Regulation. This video will provide students with an insight into how the government, and in particular the FCC, regulates the media. The role of the First Amendment, especially concerning print media, is also discussed. The FFC and its role in broadcaster licensing and decency requirements are discussed, as is how many of the decency requirements do not transfer to cable television. The video also reviews how the FCC and Congress regulate mergers in the broadcasting world and why diverse viewpoints are important. The video concludes by looking at the internet and how things like Net Neutrality have been introduced as an attempt at regulation and why it may or may not be a good idea.
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.