In Week Nine, you will analyze a movie or television show based on the material covered in class this term. Select a movie or television show (2 episodes) that has some connection to government. Briefly summarize the movie/TV show, then identify 3 ways it relates to government. Use SPECIFIC references to class material for each of them. End with a question for discussion by your classmates. You will submit this both in the discussion forum, and through the Assignment link.
Examples of movies: Air Force One, White House Down, Primary Colors, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, All The President’s Men, Wag the Dog, Charlie Wilson’s War, Frost/Nixon, Waiting for Superman
Examples of TV shows: (with TV shows, you must select two episodes) Scandal, Designated Survivor, Veep, The West Wing, House of CardsWeek Nine Assignments:
- No new reading.
- Watch TEDTalk by Simon Sinek, How great leaders inspire action (18:04).
- Video/TV show analysis by Thursday midnight.
- Initial Week Nine discussion forum post due by Thursday midnight.