This game, modeled after the television game Jeopardy, offers a lively and fun way to review one or more chapters of On Course (or any other book, for that matter).

Supplies and Set up:  1) Write a Jeopardy Grid (see directly below) on the blackboard; put the On Course categories you want to review on the horizontal and put the point values on the vertical.  2) Use the Facilitator’s Manual of On Course for quiz questions…or make up quiz questions of your own; 

Here’s a sample grid for reviewing Chapter 4 in On Course: Taking Purposeful Actions

Acting on Purpose

Creating a Leak-Proof Self-Management System

Developing Self-Discipline

Believing in Yourself

20 20 20 20
40 40 40 40
60 60 60 60
80 80 80 80
100 100 100 100

Directions:

  1. Divide the class into two teams. 

  2. Have each team choose a name and a team captain whose responsibility it is to reveal the answers that the team agrees upon.

  3. Appoint a scorekeeper to keep score for both teams.  The teacher could assume this duty.  (I find it best for the scorekeeper to record scores on the board where all can see.) 

  4. Flip a coin to determine which team goes first.

  5. The first team chooses an On Course category and a point value. (For example, in the sample above the choice might be “Developing Self-Discipline for 80 Points.”)

  6. After the team decides on the category and point value, read a question from the appropriate quiz in the facilitator’s manual; team members confer and decide on an answer.

  7. The team captain calls out the answer for the team. 

  8. If correct, the team wins the appropriate points. (In this case, they will get 80 points.)

  9. If incorrect, team two may be given an opportunity to answer the same question, or you may want team two to choose its own category and point value as on the TV show. (If you choose to give the second team an opportunity to answer the same question, you may want to have the first team write down its answer to the question so that the other team is not given an advantage by hearing what the first team selected.)

RULE:  If any team member calls out an answer without the consensus of the group, this answer must be considered the team’s answer, whether right or wrong.  It is important for the students to act as a team and confer with each other.

–Edith Sorrell, Learning Community Mentor, Baltimore City Community College, MD 

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