Need a new way to review End of Course material for U.S. History Since 1877? This Clue Review Game is it!!
This activity is ideal to review the FIRST semester of U.S. History topics. It will get your students out of their seats and working cooperatively in small groups or pairs. They will use their knowledge of American History to uncover the solutions and solve the mystery of “Who Stole the Declaration of Independence??” Every correct answer helps eliminate suspects, last known whereabouts, and methods- just like the popular board game!
This is one of my favorite review activities to do with students as they actually enjoy playing the game and figuring out the answers. Along the way, it also deepens students’ understanding of concepts that they have learned throughout the semester.
All you have to do is post the questions and clues around the room, assign students to small groups or pairs, and give them their answer sheets. The next thing you know, you’ll have a classroom full of engaged students who are working together and against the clock to solve the crime!
Topics for this resource include:
Founding of a Nation- Colonists’ Grievances
Industrialization- Antitrust Legislation
Gilded Age- 1920’s Jazz Age
Gilded Age- Pure Food & Drug Act
Industrialization- Assembly Line
WWI- Wilson’s 14 Points
Gilded Age- Political Reform
Westward Expansion- Growth of Railroads
Great Depression- Causes
WWI- War Labor Industry
American Expansion- Big Stick Policy
Gilded Age- Populism
WWI- Causes of War
WWI- Trench Warfare
New Deal- Social Security Administration