This fun educational activity game goes back to educators who began using bingo to more effectively teach children multiplication tables, animals, spelling and history starting in 1850. Back then and still today, its use of repetition with loads of fun assures its effectiveness.
For a game, the Caller reads the words on any one of the twenty possible answers squares, for example “Martin Luther King Jr led the Civil Rights Movement." Student players can either put on the correct square of their card a “piece” for example such as a scrap of paper, or if the teacher prefers be instructed to instead use some kind of pencil mark such as a * or # symbol.
The Caller notes on his/her Master Card that that particular square’s words were read out; then s/he calls out the words in a different square, and the players do as before. At some point, a player will get four of the squares covered with a piece marked, and at that point the player can call out that s/he won using some word/s such as “Bingo!” or “Black History’s Great!” The winner, per the discretion of the teacher, might win a point/s, a jellybean/s, etc.
In the event that two players are believed to have called out at the same time, the teacher may either reward them both (e.g. with a jellybean) or else have a playoff. The playoff might be for example to ask “who did what” type questions regarding the information in the Black History squares.
This pack has 38 cards but if you need more just highlight a card and cut-and-paste a new card, then move around the text-picture on a few of its squares so that you have produced a new card. Simply repeat for however many additional cards you may need.
At the end there is a Multiple Choice Test as well as the Answers Key for it.
So, Black History Bingo is simple, effective, fun……. and the price is right! The students will love this, as you know, and you’ll love seeing them happily, actively engaged in the learning process.