To become familiar with important events in the history of Africa from Stone Age times to the 1800s.
2 class periods
Before starting this activity, students attach the third and fourth lesson pages with tape or paper clips to form a two-page map used to play the game.
Next, after reading through the introductory paragraph and game rules with the students, class members are divided into two teams.
During the game, the teacher announces a number that corresponds with a place on the two-page map. Also announced is a letter that corresponds with a description that will eventually be written next to the number/place on the map. The descriptions (found on the first and second lesson pages) contain groups of words that are out of order. Team 1 and Team 2 will compete to unscramble the words in the descriptions as numbers and letters are announced by the teacher. The first class member to raise their hand when the teacher announces a number and letter is called on. If that person recites the scrambled words in the right order, their team earns 10 points for each word in the answer. Correct answers are then copied in the spaces next to number 1 on the map.
Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
After the game, there are Map Questions and True/False statements that can be assigned.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.