Political Ideology: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 12 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 38 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Political Ideology.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Political Ideology. This video will initially provide an unbiased and straightforward breakdown of liberal and conservative beliefs regarding government, economics, taxes, and social programs. The ideas of liberty and equality are both discussed and how important they are to each group. The second half of the video explains the four main influences on a person's political ideology- family, social groups (race, gender, ethnicity, religion), education, and the political conditions one lives through. Each of these four main agents is broken down one at a time, explained using real world examples, and discussed in a non-partisan way.
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.