To review major national and foreign affairs which occurred between 1881 and 1893.
1 and 1/2 class periods
Give each student a copy of pages 112A - 112D only. Page 112E will be distributed during the second class period.
The activity begins with students working on chart questions, either individually, in pairs, or with the entire class. The chart contains information about the candidates and election results for the elections of 1880, 1884, and 1888.
Class members then read summaries of the major events which occurred during the presidencies of James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison. Students' ability to recall information about these Presidents will help them during the playing of the JEOPARDY game that follows. I have my students underline or highlight key words, names, terms, and ideas in the chronology of events.
After reading the summaries, it is time to play JEOPARDY! Use the questions on page 112E to play the game. Only you will have a copy of this page. Class members will not. The first question in each category is worth 10 points, the second question 20 points, etc. When the game ends, you can give each student a copy of this page to do as a review exercise.
Each time my students walk into class and see JEOPARDY categories on the board, they get excited. The competition in these games helps make social studies their favorite class!
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.
I use several JEOPARDY games during the school year to help students learn:
AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 20 of 150
Jeopardy: Founding the Colonies
AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 73 of 150
Jeopardy: Territorial Expansion
AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 145 of 150
Review Game: Jeopardy