Types of Bureaucracies: 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: Types of Bureaucracies.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Types of Bureaucracies. The video will first review what a bureaucracy is with students and then analyze the different types of bureaucracies. The video begins by describing the 15 executive departments and their functions, The video then explains that many sub-agencies make up the executive departments, such as the FBI being a sub-agency of the Department of Justice and the FDA being a sub-agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Regulatory commissions are explained as being independent from the executive and their roles are discussed. Government corporations, such as the Post Office and Amtrak, are the last group of bureaucracies to be explained. The video goes on to explain how different bureaucracies serve the American people, such as the FDA, CDC, NIH, IRS, CIA, NSA, and the Defense Department. The video concludes by examining where bureaucracies get their power from, lobbying/funding and the expertise of people in the bureaucracy.
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.