This game is based on the story about the fight over the establishment of the First National Bank between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
Students will each be given a numbered card and will stand in a circle. As the story is read, students will listen for the words “left” and “right.” When they hear the word “left, they pass their card to the person to their left. When they hear the word “right,” they pass their card to the person to their right. At the end of the story, the winning number or numbers will be announced and students holding those numbers receive a prize. (The type of prize would, of course, be at teacher discretion.)