Jeopardy Review Template. I guarantee you will love playing this with your students!
*NOTE: This is a template and not a completed game*
This is a template for a Jeopardy review game that I've been using for 15 years in my class as a fun way to learn about current events, review for quizzes, and I even let students take a copy home on a flash drive to make review games for each other.
This product is fully editable so you can create your own categories and type in your questions to meet the needs of your students. Once the game is up you just need to click on the point values in the categories and click the space bar to reveal possible answers. A click on the game board icon takes you back to the main screen and after a point value has been used it fades to a different color so you and your students know which points values are still available. The kids love it and it is a fun way to review especially on a Friday!
We always play "friendly" Jeopardy where you can only gain points not lose. I put my class into 5 different teams and give each team a dry erase board, dry erase marker, and a tissue to wipe off their board. When I create a game I play so that the team whose turn it is to pick the question gets the full point value of the question, and every other team gets half the point value of the question. I'll show the question, give them about 30 seconds to whisper and discuss, and then I'll say, "OK, let me see your boards in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...boards up!" I'll then reveal the answer and teams can tabulate their scores.
I have "specials" as well that you can cut and past to different questions if you'd like. There specials are:
-Daily Double: The team that picked this gets twice the point value...every other team gets half of the original point value
-Lose a Turn: The team that picks this one loses their turn for that round, but every other team can answer for the original point value
- (-)40 From Another Team: The team that picks this one has to let you know right away what team they plan on taking 40 points away from and adding it to their team's score. The only catch is they have to answer it correctly. The team who gets 40 points taken away can still get half the points of the question though.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years!
Check out some of my other fun class activities:
The Stock Market Investing Contest - Fun Class Competition!
Voting for a President with Mystery Candidates - Fun!
Social Issues Debates - Research, Writing, and Speaking
50 States Class Competition