To understand the causes, major events, and results of the Persian Gulf War.
1 class period
This lesson includes four games based on the Tic-Tac-Toe concept. Each game includes a reading section with information students use to play the game.
Game 1: Background Events
Game 2: The World’s Reaction
Game 3: The Persian Gulf War Begins
Game 4: Results of the War
The class is divided into two teams. Game 1 begins when a player from Team 1 picks any number between 1 and 9 on the Game 1 form. The teacher then asks a question that students can answer using information from reading section 1 (Background Events). The first person on either team to raise their hand is called on. If they give the correct answer, their team gets the space –– “X” for Team 1 or “O” for Team 2. When an incorrect response is given, the other team can try the same question.
The two teams will take turns picking question numbers. When someone is called on, they must answer immediately or the teacher will go to the other team.
The first team with three correct answers in a row –– horizontally, vertically, or diagonally –– wins the game. If neither team has three consecutive right answers, the team with the most answers is the winner.
Once the four games are done, students can be given copies of the fifth and sixth lesson pages to do as a quiz or review exercise. These contain all of the questions used by the teacher during the games.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.