Instructional Video

Political Parties: Crash Course Government and Politics #40

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Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party members, the Green Party, and Libertarians are just some of the political parties that exist in the United States government and politics. Scholars research the creation of a political party and how they choose their nominees to run for public office. The 40th video in a 50-part series generates open discussion on the need and purpose of having political parties in the United States. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson with unit resources on the formation of political parties in the United States
  • Invite local politicians as guest speakers to present why they are a part of a party
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is less than 10 minutes, a great supplement to a unit on political parties
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes primary source information to use for future research 
  • Lesson provides a thought bubble that animates the key concepts for visual learners 
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