Looking for a review resource for the American Revolution / Revolutionary War? How about THREE of them? Instead of buying these separately you can save some money and buy them as a package. One activity the whole class can participate in at the same time, one is where one student and a partner take turns in front of the class, and the other is one that every student in class works with a partner as a fun way to review.
Included are 96 cards that each have something on the front that has to do with the Revolutionary War. One student holds a card up to their forehead and the other person gives them clues to try and guess what is on the front of their card just like the game Headbands. You can play for a minute a round, two minutes, or whatever you think will work well for your students.
Cardstock works best for printing because it is more durable and easier for students to keep in a stack. You could also print out a classroom set and laminate them to use over and over again. You could also use these cards as a way for students to create flashcards to help them study as well. I've included two pages that have blank cards to add more to the list if you'd like. You can also change any of the words in the cards to meet the needs of your students.
Another review activity is one that two students play at a time in front of the class with one student seated facing away from the screen and one student seated so they are facing the screen. Kind of like the old $100,00 Pyramid game show. Each round consists of 6 topics that have something to do with the American Revolution and will be uncovered with your click of the mouse. The team has 60 seconds (you are the time keeper) to complete as many as they can in that round. Sometimes the topics are connected and sometimes it is a hodgepodge of vocabulary.
There are 16 rounds with 6 topics in each round for a total of 96 vocabulary terms regarding people, places, events, and quotations from the time period of the American Revolution.
The other activity is one that students can research as your American Revolution unit is in progress. This activity consists of 15 famous phrases from the American Revolution with a famous person from that time period with a blank word bubble that students have to try and figure out their famous quote through research. Examples of famous quotes are Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty, or give me death!" and John Paul Jones' "I have not yet begun to fight!" At the end of your unit you can put these phrases on the screen as a PowerPoint and see if your students can remember the phrase.
My students loved all three of these activities and it helped them better comprehend the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.
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