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Frontier: Games


Have students create a Frontier Era of North Dakota Board Game (rubric below) using the frontier era questions provided in the Teacher Resource Guide.

Board Game Rubric

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 by using PowerPoint.) Suggested categories: Explorers of North Dakota; Fur Traders of North Dakota; Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery; The Role of the American Indian and the Success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; Military Life on the Frontier.

Frontier Era of North Dakota Bingo—Have students fill in the blank boxes with frontier era words provided below. Have a list of words created along with the definition 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 word and give the definition before it is counted. Note: This may be used as an assessment tool.

Blank Bingo Card