#810. Silent Jeopardy Review

Social Studies, level: Middle
Posted Tue Jan 19 10:21:02 PST 1999 by Mike Larson (mjlarson@msd.k12.wi.us).
Menomonie Public Schools, Menomonie, WI 54751
Materials Required: None
Activity Time: 1 Class Period
Concepts Taught: Review

Silent Jeopardy is a good activity to use as review at the end of a
unit. I will select 10 categories (five for the first round and
five for the second round) of topics. I usually will have history
geography, culture, in each round. I try to add other categores
entertainment, sports, music to spice it up for the students.
Procedures: Each student will receive a piece of paper that is
divided into the first and second rounds of Jeopardy. The point
values can be anything you want. I usually have point values of
1,2,3,4,5 for the first round and 2,4,6,8,10 for the second round.
I will randomly read a question from any topic (or have students chose
them). Here is where the silent part comes into play. Each student
has the opportunity to answer all of the questions. There will be
no conversing with others during the play time. In this way all
are allowed to participate rather than just a few who tend to
dominate these types of games. I have found that my students love
to compete against one another. After a set time limit we will move
on to final jeopardy. Because they do not know how many point they
will have at this point, I allow them up to ten points to wager.
They can wager any amount from 0-10 on this question. Once they have
had time to answer final jeopardy, we will check their anwers. The
students have enjoyed this type of review because it involves all of
them, and it is a good review of concepts from any unit.

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