In this lesson, I divide the students into groups of 3 or 4. Each group will take the information that will be on the test - their notes, worksheets, etc. and create a game board based on that information.

What you'll need:
1. Butcher paper - cut up into 10 sheets about 3 feet by 3 feet.
2. Markers
3. Dice

Students will make gameboards on the butcher paper, following these guidelines:

1. Must have a start and finish line.
2. Must have question squares - that is, if a player lands on this square, he/she must answer a question to move forward.
3. Include lucky or unlucky squares - if you land on an unlucky square, you have to move back or start over or some other negative result.
4. Include at least 25 question cards - answers must be somewhere - on back of card, separate sheet of paper etc.
5. Give the game a name
6. Decorate the board game.

Each kid is responsible for something. I would suggest that they split up the duty of creating the question cards. This way they are all reviewing the notes.

It took my kids about 1 hour to create the game, another 10 minutes to present them, then I had them play their game for about 15 mintues.

It's a fun way to prep for a test.


Grade Level: 7-8

Subject: History

Teacher: Sam Rangel

School: Corona Fundamental Intermediate School

Location: Corona, CA