Obamanation

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Invite your learners to review the major objectives and policies enacted thus far into the presidency of Barack Obama in the United States. John Green begins by providing an overview of the recession of 2008 and the subprime mortgage crisis, and then delves straight into an overview of a variety of topics associated with Obama's presidency, such as legislation regarding Guantanamo Bay, women's rights, an economic stimulus package, and the Affordable Care Act.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Opportunity for primary source analysis by directly quoting Barack Obama's first inaugural address
  • Comprehensive review of major events in the last decade in the United States
Cons

  • Queue video to skip 3rd-party advertisement in beginning
  • Learners should have substantial familiarity with economic concepts, as Green details the 2008 recession by quickly referencing subprime loans, return on investments, the federal treasury, and more