This American History Vocabulary Basketball League has completely revolutionized my teaching! This is an incredibly fun way to engage students with vocabulary for US History! This resource allows your to add competition and excitement to an otherwise dreary activity. I have students actually LOOKING FORWARD TO QUIZZES!
Included are 14 sets of American History vocabulary from the the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement and end of the Cold War. Each set of words is between 12-15 terms (over 200 terms in total) and aligns to a 10-question vocabulary quiz. Answer sheets and keys for all 14 quizzes are included! Plus all the vocabulary lists and quizzes are editable so you can add your own words or remove ones you don't cover!
I have been doing this with my classes for 5 years now and they all LOVE it! The kids get so into the competition that it turns quiz day into an exciting event!
Inside the zipped folder you will find a detailed directions sheet with instructions on how to implement the game throughout the year, how to differentiate for higher and lower-level classes, plus lists of NBA and college teams! I have done the league with both - either a VBA with NBA teams or "March Madness" using the top college basketball teams.
An similar version of this for football, can be found here: US History Vocabulary Football League.
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