Instructional Video

Social Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #49

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From the birth of the New Deal during the Great Depression to today's debate on Social Security, the government has had its hand in social reform. Should the government take care of, and pay for, every social issue in the nation? Scholars investigate the social policy in the 49th installment of a 50-part series exploring the United States government and politics. It opens evaluation and discussion of the role tax money plays in paying for social programs like Medicare and welfare. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Video clip is less than 10 minutes in length and is perfect for a lesson on social reform and policy
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Introduces a thought bubble that animates the key concept for visual learners
  • Provides primary source analysis on subtopics (the New Deal) to research further
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