Search and Seizure: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is an 8 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 26 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Search and Seizure.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Search and Seizure. The video will first explain the Constitutional amendments dealing with criminal procedure and then more closely examine the Fourth Amendment. The purpose and supposed necessity of search warrants is discussed and then the video will reveal that police do not always need a warrant, just probable cause. The court case of Mapp v. Ohio is used to illustrate how a case will be dismissed if no probable cause was present during a police search of one's property. Police search and seizure regarding your vehicle (if you have been pulled over) is explained, as is the use of drunk driving checkpoints and why courts allow them. The video concludes by informing students how their property (lockers/book bags) is capable of being searched while in school and why courts allow it.
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.