To study the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the times in which he lived.
1 class period
Each row in class becomes a team during the playing of the MATCH GAME. Rows may need to be rearranged so that each has about the same number of people.
Students read question 1 and then read answers a, b, and c. All three choices give correct information about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. Class members must circle the answer that they believe best answers the question. They cannot discuss answers with teammates.
The teacher next asks the members of Team 1 to raise their hands and signify how many chose a, how many chose b, and how many chose c. Whatever answer was chosen most, the number of team members that chose it will equal the number of points Team 1 scores in the first round. For example, if b was chosen most, with three persons choosing it, Team 1 scores three points.
The other teams will then be asked for their choices in question 1, and points will be scored accordingly. This will end round 1. Rounds 2-10 will be played in the same way.
If one or more teams has one less player than the other teams, then the choice made by the first person in the row will always count twice.
The team with the most points at the end of round 10 wins the game.
By the end of the period, students have learned many important facts about President Franklin D. Roosevelt, such as how he helped the United States recover from the Great Depression by proposing a variety of New Deal programs. They will also learn how he led the United States during World War II against Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Teacher Instructions are included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to assess student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.