I have another listing of this game made for Powerpoint. Check out that one with the same title, but for powerpoint. This game is one of many I plan to share which uses the overhead projector for reviewing taught material. I use these games primarily for review, but they can be effective for introducing a unit. 36 trivia questions about Washington and Lincoln are included if you just want to celebrate the presidents’ birthdays with interesting facts. Also included are two more printables. One could be used for students to make an organized list or to take notes during the game. The other is a Venn diagram to compare Lincoln and Washington. . Instead of administering a pretest, assess with a game. Play again at the end of the unit and see the progress.
Use this activity with reading comprehension, history or social studies facts, science, spelling, math terms, etc. I teach using classical methodology, and review, review, review is an important component.
A transparency will need to be made of this game printout. Have 30 or so questions ready from any subject you want to review. Of course, questions can be repeated if you want to review with just a few facts.
In this day of high tech teaching tools, I am amazed that my students ask to play the “Overhead Games.” I think it has a lot to do with the personal interacting that goes on with one another as opposed to a keyboard and monitor.
Check out The Greedy Grinch for a December game which can be used to review any subject.