Imagine: a scholar sits with their back to your screen while another scholar, panel or team presents appropriate clues from the vocabulary terms in the PowerPoint to help the "scholar contestant" verbally come up with the vocabulary term. This is all taking place while a 100 second countdown timer ticks away on the screen. (For clarification, Download the FREE Practice Game.) Here higher ordered thinking and problem solving reach their zenith! The teacher advances the slides when a student passes or comes up with the correct vocabulary word. If an "inappropriate" clue is given the teacher clicks on the "Cuckoo Bird" and a Cuckoo sound lets the students know they have "crossed the line" and must move on to the next term.
This Game Covers the Following California Social Science Standards and their Key Terms:
10.2 Students compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for self-government and individual liberty.
1. Compare the major ideas of philosophers and their effects on the democratic revolutions in England, the United States, France, and Latin America (e.g., John Locke, Charles-Louis Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison).
2. List the principles of the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights (1689), the American Declaration of Independence (1776), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789), and the U.S. Bill of Rights (1791).
3. Understand the unique character of the American Revolution, its spread to other parts of the world, and its continuing significance to other nations.
4. Explain how the ideology of the French Revolution led France to develop from constitutional monarchy to democratic despotism to the Napoleonic empire.
Categories of the 6 Rounds: Features of Enlightenment Philosophers and their Followers (2 Rounds), Democracy’s Revolutions – English, American and French (2 Rounds) and Documents of Democracy and their Principles (2 Rounds).
Terms included: Hobbes, Montesquieu, Life, Liberty and Property, Social Contract, Madison, Locke, Rousseau, Natural Rights, Separation of Powers, Jefferson, Beccaria, Legislative Branch, Popular Sovereignty, Executive Branch, Individual Rights, Bolivar, Judicial Branch, Three Branches of Government, Federalism, U.S. Constitution, Lexington and Concorde, King John, 3rd Estate, 1st Estate, King George, Glorious Revolution, Reign of Terror, Cromwell, Declaration of Independence, Washington, 2nd Estate, Articles of Confederation, Napoleon, Due Process of Law, U.S. Bill of Rights, Free Elections, Freedom of Religion, English Bill of Rights, Trial by Jury, Freedom of Speech, Representative Democracy, Magna Carta, Unalienable Rights, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Declaration of the Rights of Man, Limited the King’s Power and Freedom of the Press.