TITLE: HISTORY BINGO AUTHOR: Sandy Kellogg, Churchill Co. Jr. High, Fallon, Nv. GRADE LEVEL: appropriate for any grade level OVERVIEW: To have students review materials presented to them in chapter readings, class lectures and handouts. Students are actively involved by helping to prepare questions and answers that will be used in playing history bingo. PURPOSE: To help students review material presented to them in their readings and class lectures by using triple strength learning methods (reading it, writing it and saying it). Students will be forced to review materials in order to write questions and answer them. The clues placed on 3 X 5 cards will be used in a fun and challenging way when the bingo game is played with the whole class. This game could be used to review for chapter test, unit test, or just vocabulary words. OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: 1. review main ideas, key words, people and dates of the chapter studied by writing review questions to be used as clues while playing history bingo 2. visually identify key people, important dates and events as well as vocabulary words on their bingo cards 3. write clues in the form of a question or complete a statement using one to two word answers 4. design a grid with five columns and five rows placing one or two words in each square that will respond to a question they have written (may depend on age level and time, may be better to have these forms already made up and run off) ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES: 1. develop a list of 25 key people, events, important dates along with vocabulary words used in the chapter &/or lectures 2. print the word or words on the bingo card (it is easier for the students' if the bingo grid is already made and run off for them) 3. write the clue on one side of a 3 X 5 card and the correct response on the other side; write vocabulary words and definitions on a specific colored index card 4. collect the clue cards and have the students exchange bingo cards 5. play the game history bingo RESOURCES/MATERIALS NEEDED: Teacher Materials: 3 X 5 index cards vocabulary words on one color (optional) bingo grid run off - 2 games can be placed on one 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper Student Materials: pencil 3 X 5 index cards textbook, class notes, handouts etc. bingo grid to print responses on TYING IT TOGETHER: History bingo is a fun way to get students to review what they have learned by rereading, identifying main ideas, noting key people, places and events, in addition to reinforcing vocabulary words. History bingo gives students practice in writing test questions and answers them. By putting the questions or clues on 3 X 5 cards the students can review by themselves or with a study buddy before the game is to be played or can be saved and used at a later date.
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