Lara Murray-Sterzel, Staff Writer |
The Political Science Club held a fun Kahoot game as a part of a series of events for their club. Kahoot is an online game-based platform used by schools to test kids and make education fun in the classroom. The game night provided students the chance to learn more about elections, voter registration, government, and political figures. After all, what better way to learn about history and politics than with a chance to win a prize at the end? The Club said the winner of the Kahoot would receive a $20 Red Dragon Outfitters Gift Card.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, members of the Political Science Club welcomed students for attending their game night and looked forward to seeing everyone’s results. The first question asked was when Election Day was this year. Many got the correct answer being Nov. 8. The next question asked how many electoral votes does a candidate need to win the presidential election. The answer being 270. Then it was asked how much time in your day do you have off from work to vote. The answer being two hours once you tell your place of work where you’re going.
Towards the end of the event, the questions got harder. One of them asking what is the only state that doesn’t require voter registration to vote. The answer ended up being North Dakota. When the club saw that students were struggling, they provided a brief explanation as to how this was the answer. Another question asked during the game was which age is least likely to vote. The answer being ages 18-29. The club said that this plays a part in politics. This is where politicians would sit down and discuss if changes are needed for the future of our country. The club even expressed their wish in making Election Day a federal holiday, similar to Labor Day.
The club takes pride in our history and wants students to feel the same too. Which is why the Political Science Club encourages students to watch the news, pay attention in history class, and engage in conversation with your parents about politics. So, when you come together you can share your views and beliefs. Their next topics for the Kahoot series will be testing Congress, NY Government, Elections, and Executive Branch knowledge. A fun fact students learned at the game night was how many states require some form of identification at the polls and what year the legal voting age was lowered to 18 in the U.S. The answers were revealed to be 35 states and 1971.
Are you interested in joining this club? You can find out more by going on Campus Connections or looking for their next meeting on the Corq app. Since they’re next game night won’t be until Nov. 18, the club encourages students to go home and study as much as they can. To take this time to focus, learn, and then come together to see how well we know our government