Social Policy: 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 33 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Social Policy.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Social Policy. This video will provide students with an insight into how social policies are funded and who receives the benefits of social programs. The video primarily focuses on Social Security, its inception, purpose, and requirements are all discussed, as is the Medicare program. Redistribution of wealth is seen as a way to provide these benefits and the video reviews how this is not always very popular in an individualism driven nation like the United States. Future problems with Social Security and Medicare, rising numbers of baby boomers retiring, is also covered. The second half of the video looks at welfare reform, specifically the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. The results of the reforms are discussed as are the social programs which were both dissolved and created by the act.
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.