-- Fun, Facts, and Trivia
The Dirksen Center wants to help teachers teach better by giving them the opportunity to use technology to create, customize, and share online learning activities in their classrooms. The Center wants to help students learn more by bringing educational resources together in one place that provide new ways to learn about Congress interactively.
Department Dim or Agency Able?
Teachers, do your students know that the executive branch of our government is made up of more than two hundred different agencies and corporations? These agencies and corporations administer government programs in all areas of American life. We know many of these agencies and corporations by their acronyms. Have your students polish up their familiarity with the acronyms’ names by taking the Acquired American Acronyms quiz on Congress for Kids at: http://www.congressforkids.net/games/executivebranch/2_execbranch.htm
1. What U.S. government department or agency gathers strategic information about other countries, evaluates it, and passes it on to the president?
2. Lobbyists for school administrators try writing letters, testifying at agency hearings, and other ways to influence the decisions of what U.S. government department or agency?
3. The United States Secret Service, which provides protection for the president, vice president, and other officials, is a branch of the _____.
4. The main difference between private and government corporations is that _____
Answers to the March issue of Fun, Facts, and Trivia link here: http://www.webcommunicator.org/funfactstrivia0303ans.htm
Do you have or know of an online activity you would like The Dirksen Congressional Center to feature on its new Web site for students -- Congress for Kids? The Center is currently seeking online activities that provide new ways to learn about Congress and the workings of the federal government interactively.
If you have questions or suggestions for online activities, contact Cindy Koeppel.