-- 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.
Because of court decisions, customs, laws, and other developments, the president’s role has greatly expanded over the years due to his responsibilities and powers. Teachers, to help your students remember the achievements and roles of some of America’s presidents have them take the game show quiz found on Congress for Kids. Find American Presidency Game Show Quiz at: http://www.congressforkids.net/games/executivebranch/2_execbranch.htm
1. Which of the following is NOT a formal, constitutionally based role of the president:
2. One of the president's most important ceremonial duties as head of state is…
3. True or False: The Employment
Act of 1946 gave the president the new duty of controlling prices and
wages by using 90-day freezes.
Answers to the June issue of Fun, Facts, and Trivia link here: http://www.webcommunicator.org/funfactstrivia0603ans.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.