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American Indians of ND: Games


An entire section on American Indian games can be found at the link below. There you will find a variety of games as well as ideas for class activities and resources to help with those activities.

Have students play these games using questions from the text: BINGO, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Trivial Pursuit, etc. (The following site is a wonderful site with templates, directions, and examples of Jeopardy, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, or Hollywood Squares using PowerPoint.) Suggested categories for the games: Early People of North Dakota; Plains Indian Dwellings; Symbols of the American Indians; History of the Tribes of North Dakota; Culture of the Plains Indians; and/or Profiles of Famous American Indians of North Dakota.

Play American Indians of North Dakota Bingo. Have students fill in the blank boxes with American Indian vocabulary words. Have a list of words created along with the definitions, and cut them into small pieces. The caller will select a card, read the definition, and the students will place a marker on the word that matches the definition. When BINGO is called, the student must read the words and give the definitions before it is counted.
Note: This may be used as an assessment tool.

Have students create a Plains Indian board game (link below) using the North Dakota American Indian questions provided. Concentrate primarily on the major tribes of North Dakota.