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This group (technology-oriented) game is a fun way to review important AP® U.S. Government vocab terms/key concepts with your students. Inspired by a familiar group game, "Vocab Phrase" sets your students up into a couple large circles, where two teams will compete against each other to explain key vocab terms before the timer runs out! Students will pass around a tablet (or similar device) with the game pre-loaded. As they pass the device, they will tap the screen, revealing a new term, which they must accurately explain/define to their teammates. Once their team correctly guesses the term, they pass the device to the next team until the buzzer sounds. The team left with the device in their hands loses the round and the opposing team is awarded a point.This game utilizes technology, as you will need a few touchscreen devices (tablets, iPads, smartphones) on which to play. I have included a comprehensive review that features 250+ terms from five major themes of the AP® Government course. You can play this game in the weeks leading up to the exam for a great overall review or I have also divided the terms into 5 themes if you want to do a review on a particular section. This game provides a fun competition in which students are improving their ability to define/explain AP Gov terminology, as well as practicing their identification of those terms.
The five themes covered include:
1. Constitutional Underpinnings (Foundations, Constitution, Federalism, Bill of Rights, etc.)
2. Institutions (The 3 branches of government, including the bureaucracy)
3. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (including landmark cases)
4. Linkage Institutions and Political Participation (Voting, Elections, Parties, Media, Public Opinion, Interest Groups, etc.)
5. Policy Unit, Key Laws, and Amendments
What's Included In The Folder:
- Multiple Versions of the Game (There are versions for each individual theme above plus a comprehensive game that covers all terms/concepts)
- Score Sheet
- Student Rules Sheet
- Detailed Teacher Directions (Provides all of the details you will need to successfully use this game in your classroom)
Check out the preview to read through the basic overview of the game.
Please Note: I have also created a "traditional version" vocabulary review if you prefer not to use the technology. Both games will help your students review 250+ vocabulary terms, but they are played in different formats with somewhat different rules. If you would like them both, I sell them in a bundle for 25% off.
This review game was designed for AP® Government classes, but the actual game is editable, so you can easily modify for general U.S. Government classes as well!
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