Bell Ringer: The Role of the President's Cabinet

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Get the class rolling with two short videos designed to launch research into and discussion of the role of the President's Cabinet. The first clip focusses on George Washington's vision for the Cabinet while the second looks at how the institution has evolved.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into groups and have each group research the responsibilities, budget of their assigned cabinet, and whether the current Cabinet secretary  has been confirmed or is merely an acting secretary
Classroom Considerations
  • The clips, taken from longer videos, are incomplete and designed to stimulate discussion and further research
  • Material is somewhat dated
Pros
  • Includes questions for after-viewing discussions
Cons
  • Clip 1 ends mid-sentence