How to Understand Power

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Where does power come from, and why does it matter? This video will spark engaged thought and conversation amongst your class as it discusses the origins of power, how it's exercised, and what young learners can do to become powerful in public life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is the perfect video to use as part of an introduction to a civics course, or in your study of types of government
  • Have learners take notes on the main points of the video, such as the three laws/six types of power, and then connect those to examples in modern day politics or culture
Pros

  • Engaging graphics and animations
  • Argues six main sources of power: physical force, wealth, state action (government), social norms, ideas, and numbers
Cons

  • None