To review recent events in Latin America and look at the challenges of future development.
1 class period
The class is divided into two teams. Play begins with a member of Team 1 choosing any one of nine questions on the form for Game 1: Problems of Developing Nations. That player then reads the question and gives an answer. If their answer is correct, all class members write the word or name in the space and circle the “X” above the question. If a wrong answer is given, the question can be selected again later in the game.
Play continues in the same way with Team 2 taking its turn. A member of Team 2 can pick any question that has not yet been answered correctly. If they give the right answer, everyone will fill in the word or name and circle the “O” above the question.
During the game, Team 1 will always circle the “X” and Team 2 the “O.” The first team to get three X’s or three O’s in a row –– horizontally, vertically, or diagonally –– wins the game. If neither team is able to get three in a row, then the one with the most right answers out of the nine questions wins Game 1.
Games 2 through 4 are played in the same way. Teams will take turns going first at the beginning of each game.
Game 1: Problems of Developing Nations
Game 2: Village Life
Game 3: The Cities
Game 4: Recent Developments
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 or used as a review exercise later in the school year.