18 Free Response Questions in video order, provided both with and without time stamps, along with 2 discussion prompts! Includes both a one-page worksheet to save paper, as well as a larger-format version with plenty of room for student answers! Perfect for distance learning -- can be done fully online as a TpT Digital Activity! Makes it easy for civics or government classes to step outside the textbook and use highly engaging video content!
Perfect for distance learning -- can be completed by students fully online. Just look on the product page for the link to use online to get started!
Explains the distinction between civil rights and liberties, and examines a number of key civil liberties included in the Bill of Rights. Explains how the 14th Amendment led to an expansion of rights.
TEACH WITH HUMOR USING CRASH COURSE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS!
Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! That, or course, is easier said than done, but when it comes to teaching civics concepts, the YouTube series Crash Course Government is a fantastic place to start.
The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations about our political culture -- ones that help to make strong points about the government content being communicated. Just as importantly, the host, Craig Benzine, has what it takes to keep students' interest: enthusiasm about the topics, repeated use of "clones" of himself to present multiple views of an issue, and a funny, sometimes deadpan delivery of content. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn!
Where to Find Crash Course U.S. Government & Politics
Each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist:
Crash Course U.S. Government & Politics
If you are new to Crash Course, I encourage you to watch a few videos as soon as you can. I expect you'll be just as enthusiastic about the classroom possibilities as I am!
ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE GOVERNMENT WORKSHEETS
- Ideal for distance learning or a paperless classroom -- students can complete the worksheet completely online! Just look on the product page for the link to use online to get started!
- Time stamps are provided for each and every question to help students zero in on the answers.
- If you do not care to provide your students with time stamp information, however, the packet also includes a "questions only" worksheet for each episode.
- Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course U.S. Government and typically contains between 10 and 20 items for students to complete.
- Worksheets are formatted to fit on one page for easy, quick copying.
- As a bonus, a larger-format version of each worksheet is also included with plenty of room for student answers.
- And of course, a detailed answer key is included!
- All questions are presented in video order so that students can easily follow along,
- These worksheets are NOT mere outlines that merely ask students to generate their own notes. Instead, they focus in on the key issues that students watching the videos should master in order to have a clear and concise understanding of the topic under study.
ARE TIME STAMPS A PRIORITY? HERE YOU GO!
Teachers who like to provide time stamps for video questions will find the work already done for them in this resource! A worksheet without time stamps, however, is also included for each episode.
For your convenience, both the one-page and the large-format worksheets are included both with and without time stamps!
IDEAS FOR USING THESE CRASH COURSE GOVERNMENT WORKSHEETS
Only a teacher knows what constitutes best use for a particular class, but I always find it helpful to see what creative approaches other teachers are using. Here are some good options for these worksheets.
- Print off copies and have students complete them as they watch the video.
- Assign the worksheet to be completed online as a TpT Digital Activity -- look on the product page for the link to use online to get started!
- Accommodate students who claim that the worksheets "go too fast:" Assign students to do only the evens or only the odds. After watching the video, pair students up to discuss and fill in missing answers.
- Create basic and advanced levels from the same worksheet: This is easily done by declaring that the "basic" level is odds-only (or evens-only) while the "advanced" level consists of all the questions.
- Encourage students to challenge themselves to do the advanced level by offering extra credit or by announcing that the basic level can only earn a C at best, but A and B grades are available at the advanced level.
- Use a preview/review approach, using the worksheet as an anticipatory set!
- Run a game show: Have students watch the video carefully and take notes. Form groups afterwards and have them pool their notes, briefly discussing the whole video. Pass out the worksheets only AFTER this discussion and have each group fill out one collaboratively. Go over the answers out loud, calling on groups to respond. This option means making fewer copies: only one per group.
- Run a multi-round game show: Print out only one copy of the worksheet and cut it apart to make question strips. Have students watch the video carefully and take notes. Form groups afterwards and have them pool their notes, briefly discussing the whole video. Ask the questions out loud, handing the question slip used to the group that first supplies the correct answer. In this way the question strips become a point counter to keep track of group progress. After all questions have been used, have each group ask each of their questions of the other groups -- this provides an additional level of review and gives groups a chance to recoup points they missed on the first round. This option means making only a single copy!
- Let students self-assess their learning: Print out one worksheet per student, but hang onto them until students have finished watching the video. Then pass them out and have students work in pairs or individually to see how much they remember. Watch the video a second time to let them fill in the gaps. Finally, go over the material aloud to review with the class and let them fill in the blanks.
- Use worksheets as a traditional quiz: As above, but collect papers for grading before going over the items aloud.
I am sure there are many more fun and engaging ways to use these worksheets, but I do hope that you find them useful and that the video series helps you keep student interest in government high throughout the year.
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What is the difference between civil rights and civil liberties crash course? ›
So civil liberties are limitations placed on the government. Basically, they are things the government can't do that might interfere with your personal freedom. Civil rights are curbs on the power of majorities to make decisions that would benefit some at the expense of others.What amendment states that there could be more civil liberties not mentioned in the Constitution? ›
There are also many liberties of people not defined in the Constitution, as stated in the Ninth Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.What is the difference between civil rights and civil liberties AP Gov? ›
Civil liberties are the protections from the abuse of government power. Civil rights are the protections from discrimination based on gender, race, or religion.What is a violation of civil liberties? ›
The following are all examples of civil rights violations: Sex and gender discrimination in education. Housing discrimination based on race or national origin. Workplace sexual harassment. Denial of notice or an opportunity to be heard before having property taken away.What are 10 civil rights? ›
- Freedom of speech.
- Freedom of the press.
- Freedom of religion.
- Freedom to vote.
- Freedom against unwarranted searches of your home or property.
- Freedom to have a fair court trial.
- Freedom to remain silent in a police interrogation.
The Supreme Court has found that unenumerated rights include such important rights as the right to travel, the right to vote, and the right to keep personal matters private.What is our most important civil liberty in the United States? ›
Four of the most important civil liberties are covered in the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, and the Freedom to Assemble or Petition. One of the greatest civil liberties that everyone has in the United States is the freedom of speech.Is the 4th Amendment a civil liberty or civil right? ›
Civil Liberties include: The right to free speech (First Amendment); The right to privacy (First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Ninth Amendment); The right to remain silent in a police interrogation (Fifth Amendment);What are the 5 civil liberties? ›
The five freedoms it protects: speech, religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest in the world.Which clause of the 14th Amendment protects civil liberties? ›
In part (d) the response earned 1 point for identifying the primary clause of the Fourteenth Amendment that is used to extend civil liberties by stating, “The due process clause is used to extend civil liberties.”
When may government limit civil liberties and rights? ›
The government can limit certain liberties and rights when one person's exercise of a certain freedom can harm another person. The due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment means that many of the promises in the Bill of Rights apply to the states.What can citizens do if their rights are violated by the government? ›
If you believe that a protected right was violated, you likely have a number of options available to you including: resolving the matter through informal negotiations, filing a claim with the government, and filing a private lawsuit in civil court.What human rights are being violated in the United States? ›
- LGBTI people's rights.
- Sexual and reproductive rights.
- Violence against women.
- Refugees' and migrants' rights.
- Arbitrary detention.
- Freedom of assembly.
- Excessive use of force.
- Human rights defenders.
The idea that the courts have the authority to review the constitutionality of laws passed by legislatures is firmly entrenched in American law and politics. However, the Constitution does not mention “Judicial Review” and does not explicitly establish the concept.What is the color of law violation? ›
Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.What are the most common civil rights violations? ›
The most common complaint involves allegations of color of law violations. Another common complaint involves racial violence, such as physical assaults, homicides, verbal or written threats, or desecration of property.What is another word for civil rights? ›
In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for civil-rights, like: rights, rights of citizenship, unalienable rights, freedom, constitutional rights, natural rights, civil-liberties, equality, human-rights, choice and minority rights.What are examples of civil liberties? ›
Examples of civil liberties include freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the guarantee of a fair, unbiased trial.What are civil rights simple definition? ›
Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Civil rights include protection from unlawful discrimination.Whats the difference between human rights and civil rights? ›
Simply put, human rights are rights one acquires by being alive. Civil rights are rights that one obtains by being a legal member of a certain political state.
What are civil rights examples? ›
Examples of civil rights include the right to vote, the right to a fair trial, the right to government services, the right to a public education, the right to gainful employment, the right to housing, the right to use public facilities, freedom of religion.Is the 4th Amendment a civil liberty or civil right? ›
Civil Liberties include: The right to free speech (First Amendment); The right to privacy (First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Ninth Amendment); The right to remain silent in a police interrogation (Fifth Amendment);Is the 2nd Amendment a civil right or civil liberty? ›
Supreme Court affirms Second Amendment as a fundamental civil right (District of Columbia v. Heller)What is the most important civil liberty? ›
Four of the most important civil liberties are covered in the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, and the Freedom to Assemble or Petition. One of the greatest civil liberties that everyone has in the United States is the freedom of speech.What are your 5 civil rights? ›
Examples of civil rights include the right to vote, the right to a fair trial, the right to government services, the right to a public education, and the right to use public facilities.What are my rights as a citizen? ›
They guarantee rights such as religious freedom, freedom of the press, and trial by jury to all American citizens. First Amendment: Freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the press, the right to assemble, the right to petition government. Second Amendment: The right to form a militia and to keep and bear arms.What is another word for civil rights? ›
In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for civil-rights, like: rights, rights of citizenship, unalienable rights, freedom, constitutional rights, natural rights, civil-liberties, equality, human-rights, choice and minority rights.Is right to life a civil right? ›
The right is enshrined in Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: 1. Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law.What are the 12 fundamental rights? ›
- Right to Equality.
- Right to Freedom.
- Right against Exploitation.
- Right to Freedom of Religion.
- Cultural and Educational Rights.
- Right to Constitutional Remedies.
Are civil liberties and human rights the same thing? Not quite! Human rights are fundamental rights considered to be universal to all people, whereas civil liberties are the rights and freedoms recognised by a particular country.
What are the most common civil rights violations? ›
The most common complaint involves allegations of color of law violations. Another common complaint involves racial violence, such as physical assaults, homicides, verbal or written threats, or desecration of property.What rights do we have that are not in the Constitution? ›
The Supreme Court has found that unenumerated rights include such important rights as the right to travel, the right to vote, and the right to keep personal matters private.What is the color of law violation? ›
Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.