FEDERAL AGENCY ACRONYM CHALLENGE Back
This session introduces Explorers to the wide array of federal agencies that have personnel assigned to law enforcement, intelligence gathering, national security, training, inspections or related support functions through a web-based Jeopardy-style game format.
- Exploring: Law Enforcement
- US Department of Education: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify 25 different federal law enforcement agencies.
- Computer with internet access, projector, and screen
- 2-4 game buzzers, determined by the number of teams participating
- Connect to the web-based Federal Agency Acronym Challenge Jeopardy game by clicking https://www.jeopardy.rocks/leagencies
- The game host should familiarize himself or herself with the web-based Jeopardy game, particularly the scoring process, before starting the game with Explorers.
- OPTIONAL: Secure prizes for the winning team(s)
- Set up room with computer, projector, screen, team tables and team buzzers.
Text in italics should be read aloud to participants. As you engage your post in activities each week, please include comments, discussions, and feedback to the group relating to Character, Leadership, and Ethics. These are important attributes that make a difference in the success of youth in the workplace and in life.
This is an introduction to the wide array of federal law enforcement agencies that have personnel assigned to law enforcement, intelligence gathering, national security, training, and inspections, or related support functions such as corrections.
Federal Agency Acronym Challenge
- Divide Explorers into two to four teams.
- Designate a game host (who will click questions and scores on the web-based game) and a time keeper. Both of these roles should be filled by adult leaders or tenured Explorers.
- Determine whether or not you will allow Explorers to use smartphones to search for answers during the game.
- Explain the following rules of the game:
- Each team should select an announcer. This person will announce their team’s final answer for each question.
- Each team will have 10 seconds to decide on their final answer. Only the announcer’s verbal answer will be counted.
- You ARE/ARE NOT allowed to use your smartphones to research answers during the game.
Some sample questions are below. They are designed to help the participants apply what they have learned to their own interests. You are welcome to use these questions or develop your own questions that relate to your post or specific focus area.
- Do you know anyone who works for a federal agency who has a law enforcement or a related mission? What type of work does this person do?
- What did you learn during the game?
- Give an example of how two or more of the federal agencies work together.
What can you do now, during your time as a student, to prepare yourself for a career with a federal law enforcement agency?
ADVISOR AND OFFICER REVIEW
After the meeting, address the following:
- Identify what was successful about the meeting.
- Identify what needed improvement.
- Schedule an officer and Advisor planning meeting to prepare for the next post meeting or activity.
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