This game is intended to be used to review all of the important people in history from the Civil War to the 1960s. 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 5th grade and is a great test prep review for the CRCT. There are 39 people (39 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: Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, John Brown, Harriett Beecher Stowe, General Sherman, The Wright Brothers, George Washington Carver, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Babe Ruth, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Duke Ellington, Margaret Mitchell, Jesse Owens, Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Emperor Hirohito, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Rosie the Riveter, Tuskegee Airmen, Joseph McCarthy, Nikita Khrushchev, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy
Check out my other Social Studies review games:
Where Am I? Important Places in History Game
What Am I? Important Things/Events in History Game