Posted by: jwhiff | October 11, 2016

Inuit Class Game

My class has been working away, researching about the Inuit and creating trivia cards.  It is the first phase of a great Social Studies game format that I have tinkered with over the years.

Here is how you start:

  1. Organize your class into 2-4 large teams
  2. Find reading, film and web-based materials your class can use to research about the Inuit.
  3. Cut tag into trivia card-sized rectangles (or squares)
  4. Have the kids work at creating a series of trivia decks that they will use with a partner to challenge partners from other teams.

Once the kids have done enough research and created decent trivia decks, time to get playing.  Every time they play, they should have a different partner from their team.  That way, kids are constantly working and stretching their social muscles.

Here are some materials that I have created that explain the game.  I print off one copy of the instructions for every group of 4 kids and place these–along with trivia decks, dice, health points (coloured beads), animal, family and technology cards–into bins for each game group.  You are welcome to use any or all of my materials.

inuit-game-instructions-pdf

inuit-game-cards-pdf

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By the way, this game becomes more complex as the term progresses.  I will post the materials I create for the phase in which Arctic explorers start to enter the story.


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