Includes 72 cards in the deck with names of people, places, events, and terms from the fifth-grade social studies Georgia Performance Standards
Timers needed to keep track of the minute of play.
• Student draws a card from the deck.
• Without looking at it, the student places the word card face up on their forehead for partner or group to see.
• Partner or group gives clues, definitions or examples to get the student holding the card to guess what the word on the
• Student continues to draw cards for the remainder of one minute to see how many he or she can guess.
• If partner or group can’t give a clue, definition, or example they can pass. Those that are passed should be discarded in a
• Keep score by counting all cards guessed correctly in the minute time span.
• Next student plays from the remaining cards.
For example, if the card is...
... 13th amendment, students might say “amendment to the Constitution that ended slavery in the United States.”
... Fort Sumter, students might say “this is where the first shots of the Civil War took place.”
... Ellis Island, students might say “a so-called ‘golden door’ to America for many immigrants at the turn of the century.” ... Rosa Parks, students might say “African American woman arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man.”