This game is intended to be used to review all of the important people in history from the early Native American settlers to the abolitionist/suffrage movements. The game includes a playing card that lists clues to reveal an important person in history. The people listed are specific to the Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards key people for 4th grade and is a great test prep review for the CRCT. There are 24 people (24 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 person 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 people 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, “Who 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.
People included: Inuit, Kwakiutl , Nez Perce, Hopi, Pawnee, Seminole, John Cabot, Vasco Núñez de Balboa , Juan Ponce de León, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, John Adams, James Madison, Lewis and Clark, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth