This game is intended to be used to review all of the important things/events in history from the Civil War to the 1960s. The game includes a playing card that lists clues to reveal an important things/events in history. The people listed are specific to the Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards key people for 5th grade and is a great test prep review for the CRCT. There are 41 events (41 cards) and there is an extra page of blank playing cards in case you have more people you would like to add. The answer for each event is located on the same card as the clues so that the person reading the card has the answer.
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.
Continue playing in this way until you have completed all of the cards. 5. Whichever team has the most points at the end, wins.
Things/Events included: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, John Brown’s Raid, slavery, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, Freedmen’s Bureau, Jim Crow laws, sharecropping, Spanish-American War, Battle of Little Bighorn, Lusitania, Treaty of Versailles, Stock Market Crash, Dust Bowl, New Deal
Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, Tennessee Valley Authority, D-Day, V-E Day, V-J Day, Holocaust, United Nations, Iron Curtain, Berlin Airlift, Korean War, NATO, Cuban Missile Crisis, Brown v. Board of Education, Montgomery Bus Boycott, March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Persian Gulf War, War on Terrorism, television, space race, internet, U.S. Constitution, specialization
Check out my other Social Studies review games:
Who Am I? Important People in History Game
Where Am I? Important Places in History Game