Time needed: 30–45 minutes
You’re going to discover some new things about America’s presidents while you create a presidential trivia challenge!
All state governments and the federal government are made up of three parts. These parts are called the branches of government. You can imagine the government like a tree with three branches on it: legislative, executive, and judicial. The government is divided in this way to make sure that power is shared, so no part has too much.
The head of the executive branch in the U.S. is the president. Starting at age 18, citizens of the United States can vote for president every four years.
Now it’s time to create your trivia challenge! Go online and research interesting facts about America’s presidents. Some examples:
Come up with fun questions and quiz your friends or family. Can you think of prizes for the winners? You could even host a trivia night with your family at home or online with friends—you might make themed snacks or have guests dress up as their favorite president or presidential candidate.
Think about what you just did:
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