To study the development of the western frontier between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River.
1 and 1/2 class periods
Give each student a copy of pages 26A - 26D.
Have class members work on the map exercise during the first part of the period.
Use the rest of the time for the game. The class will be divided into five teams which will take turns trying to identify the missing words in the following sentences. A correct answer is worth either 10, 20, or 30 points. When a wrong answer is given, the next team in order uses their turn on the same question. If none of the five teams guesses the missing word, the teacher will announce it. Play begins with a person from Team 1 raising their hand to identify the missing word in the first sentence. Team members may not talk over possible answers. The same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team.
If necessary, give the students letter clues, such as the first and/or last letter of an answer.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.