Sex Discrimination: 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 22 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Sex Discrimination.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Sex Discrimination. The video will initially provide a description of intermediate scrutiny, the level of review the Supreme Court uses when examining cases involving discrimination against women. It is explained that strict scrutiny, the highest level of Court review, is not used because technically, women are not a minority unlike many ethnic or religious groups. The Civil Rights Act is then discussed and its section regarding employment and discrimination is reviewed. The video concludes by discussing how you would go about proving that you have been discriminated against at work. The specific topic of sexual harassment is covered, including quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment. The specific case of Ellerth v. Burlington is used to demonstrate a sexual harassment case and its outcome.
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.