Jeopardy!

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: Natalie Timme

This idea is based on the TV show "Jeopardy!". In the show, contestants are given answers, and they have to work out the questions which have those answers.

e.g. Answer = Paris,
Question = What is the capital of France?

Use categories such as "Timeline," "People," and "Vocabulary." I use five categories. Then make up 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 dollar "answers" for each category. Split the class up in teams. One group picks a category and dollar amount. If they get the "question" correct then they get the money.

At the end of the game have a "Double Jeopardy" question. The groups decide how much they would like to wager. Give them a minute to decide a question for your "Double Jeopardy" question.

If they get it right, then they get the amount they wagered. If they get it incorrect, then they lose the amount they wagered. Which ever group ends up with the most money wins.

You can make a Jeopardy board out of a large piece of cardboard. You could also use pieces of construction paper and hang them on the board with magnets. (The questions go underneath each dollar amount)

Timeline
People
Events
Vocabulary
Government
100
100
100
100
100
200
200
200
200
200
300
300
300
300
300
400
400
400
400
400
500
500
500
500
500

This is a great game to use when reviewing for a test, and is it brilliant because the topics can be modified to deal with almost any topic in any subject area.

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