: BINGO Game
Is it time to review some important vocabulary/terms about European Explorers with your class? If so, then this BINGO game on important terms, facts, and vocabulary may fit perfectly into your class lesson plans.
I originally designed this "European Explorers"game for use with my 4th graders, but depending on the state you live in, this topic might be studied in the third or even fifth grade. Please use your best judgment when making a decision.
The six explorers mentioned are the ones that used to be studied in the 4th grade here in Georgia. They are Christopher Columbus, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson. There are a few questions about facts for each of those explorers in addition to some general facts about exploration during this time.
Note: If you teach in GA, this standard has now been moved to third, but it does not include Hernando de Soto. Ponce de Leon has been removed from the standards but it is still in this pack. At this time, I am not sure when I will get around to making changes. My passages have been updated by adding de Soto.
Grab my European Explorer Passages HERE
When the students go to play the game, each student will get an explorer themed BINGO board. They will also get a sheet that has 32 answer cards. They will take a few minutes to cut out the answer cards and decide where they want to glue them on their BINGO board. They will mix them up, so that all boards in the class will most likely be different. Eight answer cards will be left over, so not every kid will have every answer on their board.
If you want to 'recycle' the boards year after year, just have this year's class make the boards, color them, etc. Get them laminated, and you can reuse year after year.
The teacher then has 32 question cards dealing with European Exploration (vocabulary/terms) along with the answers printed on the question cards. The teacher will pull one card at a time and read it aloud........... more specific directions beyond this are given in the packet, but you get the point. :-)
This is a fun way to end a unit on the explorers and review before the unit test. Also, this would be something great to pull out toward the end of the year before your yearly standardized testing when it has been months since you have covered the content.
Have fun with this game.
Social Studies BINGO BUNDLE pack
Maps and Globes Bingo
Westward Expansion BINGO
European Explorers BINGO
Native Americans BINGO (4th grade GA and more)
Government- The New Nation BINGO
American Revolution BINGO
Colonial Times BINGO
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.