Preterit Task cards (40 cards) are in a PDF format. Each card contains a question in the Preterit and students respond in the Preterit as well. I incorporated higher thinking questions. Therefore, the questions make connections to Social Studies, Literature and Politics. In addition, each card has a flag from a Spanish speaking country.
Students are allowed to use cellphones, Chrome books, tablets, etc. to quickly look up the answer if they do not already know it. The first group to get the correct answer scores a point.
I like to group student in pairs and each pair represents a Spanish speaking capital. Prior to beginning the game, I show students a You Tube video for the capitals. Then distribute one task card per pair. I write on the board the 21 capitals and each group can earn points. I usually use the points towards a quiz grade since we're not allowed to give out candy and the high school kids are too old for stickers or pencils. It seems like they really want the extra points to be applied to a missing homework or quiz grade.
I also have each pair quickly draw the flag for the country and write the name of the capital and use that as a name tag for each group. It reinforces flag recognition but also gives me a quick visual of which pair earned the point without having to relay on my memory : )
You Tube video for the capitals:
Great task cards to review the Preterit while making connections to history, politics, literature and geography.
I usually play this game on Fun Fridays! Students work hard the entire week so I try to do something fun on Fridays. If we're learning about the Dominican Republic fun Friday can easily be a Bachata dance lesson! I try to do different activities on Fun Fridays; dance lesson, game activity, cooking lesson (like making Guacamole), arts and crafts (like making worry dolls), etc. It also works well for classroom management. If students are not well behaved during the week,, then we skip Fun Friday! I don;t even have to reprimand them. When someone is not behaving, another student will beat me to it and say "Stop it, we're going to lose Fun Friday" LOL
Flags: Pixabay.com (free domain)
OJO I may not have ALL the flags on the task cards since they were not ALL available on free domain. I believe Perú was missing as well as Guinea Ecuatorial.