In this chapter students have read about the growing U.S. interests abroad. Our foreign policy describes how we relate to other countries. Since 1789 the secretary of state and the State Department have helped U.S. presidents determine foreign policy and negotiate with foreign powers. In this activity students will learn more about the role of the State Department and the duties of the secretary of state.
The student will visit the site of the U.S. Department of State. They will visit
the "Kids' Page" and learn about the role of the State Department
and the secretary of state. After answering several questions they will apply
what they have learned about the duties of the secretary of state to write a
help-wanted ad for this position.
- The learner will be able to describe the way the U.S. State Department assists with foreign policy.
- The learner will be able to name the current secretary of state.
- The learner will be able to discuss the duties of the secretary of state.
Student Web Activity Answers
- 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C.
- It leads U.S. foreign affairs and promotes U.S. objectives and interests in shaping a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing the president's foreign policy.
- Students' choices may vary, but should accurately present information gathered from the Web site.
- Students' ads may vary, but should reflect information presented on the Web site.
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