To review the lessons on the development of the first civilizations on earth.
1 class period
This lesson includes one of the most popular and fun games I have written for my students. Expect excitement!
Class members put the numbers 1 through 9 inside of nine small corner spaces on the form for Game 1: Man Develops Civilized Societies. They are instructed to scramble the numbers, not put them in order.
Play begins when the teacher announces a number between 1 and 9. Class members put this number in the box next to question 1. They then read question 1 and choose which of the two underlined answers is correct. Once an answer is chosen, each student then finds the announced number on their game form and writes the answer in the large space next to it. Play continues in this way until five numbers have been announced and five answers have been filled in on the game form.
Following Game 1, papers are exchanged and correct answers read. Points are scored as follows: 10 points for each correct answer; 10-point bonus for three correct answers in a row –– either across, down, or diagonally. (Note: It is possible to earn two 10-point bonuses by having three right answers in a row in two different directions.)
Play continues in the same way for Games 2-8. Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
Game 1: Man Develops Civilized Societies
Game 2: Mesopotamia
Game 3: Egypt
Game 4: Other Civilizations of the Middle East
Game 5: India
Game 6: Hinduism
Game 7: Buddhism
Game 8: China
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.