This game is intended to be used to review all of the important things/events in history from the early Native American Settlers to the abolitionist/suffrage movements. The things listed are specific to the Georgia Performance Standards key things/events for 4th grade and is a great review for the CRCT. There is an extra page of blank playing cards in case you have more things/events you would like to add.
1. Cut apart each of the cards of things/events so that they are like playing cards.
2. Shuffle the cards and turn them upside down in a pile.
3. Separate your class into teams (however many you would like – I prefer 2, but you can do more)
4. Choose a player from the first group to come up and read the clues to their team. They finish with, “What am I?” and their team must guess the answer. If someone from their team guesses correctly, that team gets 2 points. If they are wrong, the next team up has a chance to get 1 point if they answer correctly. If they get it correct, they still get their turn next. If they were incorrect when trying to earn the point, the next group in order (if there is more than 2 teams) will get their chance to get a point.
5. Continue playing in this way until you have completed all of the cards. Whichever team has the most points at the end, wins.
Things/Events included: French and Indian War, 1765 Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Declaration of Independence, American Revolution, Treat of Paris, Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, The Great Compromise, slavery, The Bill of Rights, War of 1812, Louisiana Purchase, steamboat, steam locomotive, telegraph, Constitution, Preamble, incentive, specialization, opportunity cost, voluntary exchange, trade
Check out my other Social Studies review games:
Who Am I? Important People in History Game
Where Am I? Important Places in History Game