Have your students engage with the content and with one another in this authentic cooperative group activity!
This activity is structured to have your students be truly interdependent as they work together in their groups. Included is a thirty question STUDY GUIDE that they will go over together for about ten minutes prior to starting the lesson. Each group will then get five different CROSSWORD PUZZLES. No two CROSSWORD PUZZLES are exactly alike. Each CROSSWORD has twelve of the thirty STUDY GUIDE questions on it. That means every STUDY GUIDE question is on two of the five sheets in the group.
Every member of the group will also get one of five different ANSWER SLIPS. Each slip has six of the thirty answers to the STUDY GUIDE questions on it. Every ANSWER SLIP has six separate answers on it. No answer is repeated on any slip.
As your students begin to work on the CROSSWORDS, they will communicate with one another as they share answers they have in common. They will also rely on one another to share the answers they have on their ANSWER SLIPS. Those slips not only have answers but also the correct spellings to those answers. The students will have to talk to one another to be successful! Every student will have to participate to achieve group success.
Both the STUDY GUIDE and the CROSSWORD PUZZLES activity are part of a ten activity packet which includes five cooperative group activities and five engaging games covering the Geography of South America.
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The Geography of South America Study Guide and Activity Pack
Included in this lesson:
THE GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA STUDY GUIDE
THE GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA INTERDEPENDENT CROSSWORD PUZZLES ACTIVITY