The following is one of two communism jeopardy games created as a fun review (and a way for students to self-assess their knowledge) prior to an individual comprehensive assessment and project.
The students really enjoyed this game. In fact, I quickly came to realize that it was so much fun that students would want to talk to other students about it after class. Therefore, there are two versions with different questions and/or questions asked in a slightly different way because I had two classes and didn't want any enthusiasm over the game to "leak" answers to the next class! (I also found it useful to load the other version for the students to use on the classroom computers to review on their own.)
It is a PowerPoint file with a main screen that looks like the Jeopardy board. There are four categories, each with five questions that range in point value from 10 points to 50 points. The four categories with sample questions from the game include:
1. What is communism?
- What is the upper class of citizens whose power comes from their education, employment, and wealth? Bourgeoisie
2. Important dates
- In what year did the Cultural Revolution begin? 1966
3. Key leaders
- Who created the Red Guard? Mao Zedong
4. Chinese Cinderella (novel we read during our study of governments)
- Why did Nai Nai bind her feet? Because the tradition in China was that small feet were attractive to men. Thus it was thought that if Nai Nai had big feet, she wouldn't be able to marry.
I have double checked the hyperlinks to go back to the main Jeopardy screen from the answers, but please be sure to check this yourself before you use this in class. I don't know if this might be affected by uploading and downloading from the TpT website. Please email me and let me know if you do experience such problems.