Overview: This product is designed to help students review landmark Supreme Court Cases in a fun, independent way.
Objectives: To help students review for history assessments in a fun, independent way! This game is just like the game played on the Ellen show where one person holds a term on their head and another person gives clues, in this case, another student will read the information on the court case. A higher level game might include a person giving clues without the use of the key and another student checking the guesses with the key.
Game Variations: Term cards can be used for Pictionary games or Hangman games as well.
Materials Needed: Copies and scissors.
Preparation: Prepare the game by making as many copies of the Key and Cards as you have groups. Cut the cards along the dotted lines and put them in a drawing stack.
Procedures: Divide students into groups. Set up roles. One student will hold the Supreme Court Cases Definitions Sheet and tell students if he or she got the term correct. Notice that each term has a number so that the key holder can find the term quickly. The rest of the students take turns drawing from the cases and holding them against their heads while the key holder reads the definition. The person holding the case card then guesses. Students may keep score if they like. Students should rotate the definition holder responsibility so that each member of the group has to practice.