To understand how Greek culture flourished and spread throughout the Mediterranean region during the reign of Alexander the Great and his successors.
1 class period
The class is divided into two teams that take turns trying to identify missing words in a series of sentences about the Hellenistic Age. The number of letters in each answer can be seen, and some letters are given as clues. The sentences are arranged into four games.
In Game 1, a correct answer is worth 10 points. When a wrong answer is given, the other team has one try at answering the same question. If neither team guesses the missing word, then 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. During each of the four games, Team 1 always has the first chance to answer the odd-numbered questions, and Team 2 the first chance on the even-numbered questions.
Games 2-4 are played in the same way, except point values increase by 10 with each game.
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 or used as a review exercise later in the school year.