Branches of Power Essential Questions

January 29, 2013

What is power? How does our country’s court system affect the lives of citizens? How are our government’s and court’s practices related to (and influenced by) time, location, an...

Quandary Ethics and English Game: Opinion Tracker

January 27, 2013

Download this PDF to help students organize their thinking while playing the award-winning English game, Quandary....

Treefrog Treasure: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Make sure you introduce the concepts of both fractions and number lines to your students prior to the Treefrog Treasure game, in order to reduce their learning curve....

Diabetic Dog Background Information About Diabetes

January 24, 2013

It may be helpful for you as the teacher to introduce Diabetic Dog background information about insulin and diabetes before introducing the game to students, and select beforehand which information yo...

The Diabetic Dog Game: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Many of your students will know someone with diabetes.  Have a discussion before and after Diabetic Dog game play, to be sure students connect diabetes to both insulin and diet.  Encourage students ...

Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

January 24, 2013

Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...

Simple Machines: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Introduce the concept of simple machines using a classroom door! Students like to see how simple machines are a part of everyday life, and this is an easy way to illustrate that fact. Through the acti...

Pyramid Panic Tips and Tricks

January 24, 2013

The pyramid in the Pyramid Panic game has four zones, each of which features three levels and a Boss Level, making 16 levels in total. Each zone contains a unique mix of mathematical problems, with th...

Flower Power Math Game Play Strategies

January 23, 2013

The Best Way to Grow: Tell Flower Power math game learners not to grow cheap flowers but to grow the stems and let them pollinate, so they progress quickly to more valuable flowers and fungi. Let the...

Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

January 23, 2013

This game helps students see how the branches of power are interrelated. Use the following questions to spark discussion on the Branches of Power game as to what students learned about the legislative...