This is an 'I have who has' activity that I made to help my students review many of the items we covered while studying Ancient India.
How this activity works in my classroom:
1.Distribute one card to each student, then distribute the extras to strong students in the beginning and to random students as the class becomes more familiar with the deck.
2. As you distribute the cards, encourage students to begin thinking about what the question for their card might be so that they are prepared to answer. When all cards are distributed, select the student with the starter card to begin. Play continues until the game loops back to the original card or ends with the "end" card (games are written differently). That student answers and then says "the end" to signal the end of the game.
3. After the class is comfortable with this game format, consider using a stopwatch to time the class game. Record the time on the board so that students try each game to beat their current best time. This practice encourages students to stay attentive and prompts students to practice basic facts so that the class time improves.
Discourage students from calling out answers by adding 5 seconds onto the class time whenever you hear an answer from someone who does not hold the card. Use the same penalty for students who express vocal displeasure with delays by other students.