To become familiar with how each U.S. state is responsible for organizing and regulating its own system of education.
1 class period
This lesson includes three games for the entire class (all in the same format) that make it fun for students to learn about America's education system.
The class is divided into two teams. Play begins when the teacher announces the first letter of the missing word or name in paragraph 1. Students then put this letter in the space.
If a person from Team 1 thinks they know the word or name, they can give an answer. If correct, 10 points are scored. If incorrect, another letter will be announced and Team 2 will take its turn. Teams alternate in this way until the missing word or name is identified. A correct answer is always worth 10 points.
The same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team.
When a team gives the right answer, the other team goes first on the next paragraph.
The team scoring the most points in paragraphs 1-5 wins Game 1. Games 2 and 3 will be played in the same way.
Easy-to-follow 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.