To review the historic role played by various people of the Revolutionary War period.
2 class periods
Give each student a copy of page 38A only. Make one copy each of pages 38B, 38C, and 38D, and cut them into 12 slips of paper. Keep the slips on your desk. Page 38E will be given to each student during the second class period.
Go over the contest rules, and have the class begin. When a student finishes Part 1 (unscrambling names) and Part 2 (finding names in a word search puzzle) and hands you their paper, put a number at the top –– beginning with 1 –– that marks their tentative order of finish. Continue collecting finished papers until you have 10 to 15 of them. Pass back papers at this time, and have the students exchange and check for mistakes and omissions. The total number of correct answers should be put in the space under the word search puzzle. A perfect score is 34. Determine which class members have perfect papers.
Ask the student with number 1 at the top of their paper if they had 34 correct answers. If so, they finish first in the contest. If not, they are eliminated, and student 2 finishes first if all answers are correct. Determine the order of finish for all students who had a number at the top of their paper.
After the contest, go over the directions for THE FAMOUS PEOPLE GAME. Have a volunteer come to the front, and give them slip #1, Thomas Paine. Start the game. Keep score on the board.
When a player correctly identifies the historical figure before all of the clues are given, have the student up front read the remaining clues to the class. Then, ask for another volunteer, and continue the game with slip #2, King George.
When the game ends, give each student a copy of page 38E to do for homework.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.