There is nothing in this world I love more than creating anything that helps my student learn something about history. It does not matter if it is World History, U.S. History or state history; this simple project can serve each of them well.
I generally use mind as a weekly bell ringer which plays like a simple version of Scrabble. I use as extra credit in my class just to help those student who need it. The points are massive but even little bit helps.
Stat by printing out the tiles on cardstock – I laminated mine but you don't need to. I store mine in a Zip-Lock freezer bag so I have them ready each time we do this activity. I run mine on different days of the week so that my students don't know when it is coming. I pull seven tiles each game and have my students right them in the spaces on their work sheet.
Then they have ten minutes to come up with 10 words or less used in the chapter we are working in. They add up the points for each word. I give them extra credit points based on their outcomes. Sometimes I tell them they can't use a letter more than once but most often I just let them go.
Numbers on the game sheet do not match numbers on the tiles but I tell students extra credit is on the worksheet because that’s fair for everyone.Somedays we play two rounds, other days just one round. It depends on how much time we have and what is planned for that day.