To become familiar with the purpose, organization, and history of the Homeland Security Department.
1 class period
This lesson includes a story about the Department of Homeland Security with sections entitled:
• Founding and Purpose
If used as an activity for individuals, each class member reads through the story and tries to fill in the spaces with the missing words, names, and terms that correctly complete the sentences. The first and last letters of each answer are given in the blank spaces as clues.
CONTEST & GAME OPTIONS:
Another way this lesson can be done is to turn it into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. Or, you can make a game out of it by dividing the class into two teams that will take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used later on as a review exercise.