Supreme Court of the United States Procedures: 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 30 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Supreme Court of the United States Procedures.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video:Supreme Court of the United States Procedures. The video will first review the steps that are required for a case to get before the Supreme Court. This includes the writ of certiorari, passing the Solicitor General screening, being selected from the cert pool by the justices, and having at least 4 justices agree to hear your case. The video then reviews the procedure of delivering your case as the petitioner and the role of the respondent. The function of court briefs are covered at this time. The video concludes by explaining how justices deliver their opinion. Both majority and dissenting opinions are explained and the legal ramifications of these decisions are covered.
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.