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TITLE:      Password

AUTHOR:  Carl J. Dermady Jr., West Jefferson School,
         Marrero, LA

GRADE LEVEL:   Any level
Either as a class activity or in groups of three
LENGTH OF ACTIVITY:  1 class period

OVERVIEW:  The class will engage in a competition designed
to increase vocabulary literacy on the Constitution/Bill  of
Rights.

OBJECTIVE(s):  The students will be able to:
Identify vocabulary words pertaining to the
Constitution/Bill  of Rights.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  Index cards 5x7, pen or marker, list of
words, Constitution/Bill of Rights.

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
1)   The teacher will prepare a number of index cards with
     vocabulary words pertaining to the Constitution/Bill of
     Rights.  A set of 2 cards will be written, one for each
     team.  One word per card.
2)   The teacher/moderator will give one player from each
     team the same word.  The player must give their partner
     a one word description/synonym for the word on the
     card.  The first player to get the correct word from
     the clues win.
     The points are as follows:
          Correct guess 1st clue:  150 points
          Correct guess 2nd clue:  100 points
          Correct guess 3rd clue:   75 points
          Correct guess 4th clue:   50 points
     First Team to reach 500 points win.

MEASURE OF STUDENT GAINS/STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT OF OBJECTIVES
Student could attain the following:
1)  Daily participation points
2)  Quiz grade


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