These 12 revision cards cover all the keycauses of the American Civil War. They make an excellent starter, plenary or revision activity. I originally made these cards for my Sixth Formers who loved them so much they said 'why don't you sell these sir, they are great.' So here they are :-)
There are three main ways that you can use them. Game 1 involves getting students to read out the key words until the other guesses the topic correctly. Game 2 involves additional challenge and stretch by getting students to describe the topic without using any of the key words on the card. The third game, which adds an additional layer of fun or challenge involves playing a round of Pictionary or Charades.
I normally give my students 3 minutes for each round to help activate the learning and warm up the class. You could also have a freestyle round where students decide which game they want to play linked to their learning style. You can also add some competition and get your students to keep score in the back of their books or to do competitive presentations or talks where they have to use all the key facts on the flash card, whilst the rest of the class peer assess using their own cards.
I would recommend printing them off on card and getting your students to cut them out. Then put the cards into an envelope for class use.
From a revision perspective, you can print off the cards and get your students to learn the key words for a test or for their exams. These are a win, win resource. The kids will love them and they will help to improve your results.
The learning objectives for this resource are:
Theme: American Civil War
Know: What were the key events leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War?
Understand: What were the main causes of the American Civil War?
Evaluate: Which factor was the most important?
WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: The chain of events that led to the outbreak of the American Civil War?
Explain: What were the main causes of the American Civil War?
Analyse: How were the causes interlinked and which factor was the most significant / important?
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