Shaping Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #34

Have you ever wondered why you believe what you believe? Scholars research how opinions form in United States government and politics. They view the 34th video of a 50-part series to analyze and discuss the impact media, religion, and upbringing has on how they see the world. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Analyze how current events via outlets like the New York Times influence how people view issues
  • Assign a reading on how the mass media works to shape public opinion 
Classroom Considerations
  • Short video is less than 10 minutes
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes an animated thought bubble that animates the key concept
  • Provides additional primary source information for further research 
Cons
  • None