After watching students at my school struggling to memorize names, dates, and events of the last two centuries as a review for the Florida U.S. History End-of-Course Exam, I thought we could make this a little more fun! I created this Jeopardy! game to give the teachers a chance to review some key points and jog some student memories in the process.
The game consists of two rounds with five categories in each:
• Abbreviations & Acronyms
• Books & Authors
• “C” in History
• Crime & Punishment
• Show Me the Money
• Supreme Court Cases
And a Final Jeopardy question, too.
I’ve included tips for playing based on years of classroom practice with this game (see my Word Part Jeopardy!
games!). All of the slides are linked for easy play and I’ve included an answer key, blank worksheets for students to record the answers as they play the game, and pages with all the questions in case you want to give them to students after the game for further review.
Although I used Florida EOC standards to guide the creation of the questions and answers, this game covers major events, people, and places that are probably on any state’s end-of-course US history exam (or a teacher’s final exam!). It’s also easy to edit—if you want to add/edit a category or question, just type over the text on the appropriate slides and you can make it match your specific needs!