SMACKDOWN—The Geography Free-for-All Game!
Think your students know U.S. geography? Challenge them to Smackdown, the geo game where students throw down what they know. Students match “Smackdown” answer cards to “Challenge” clue cards—the first person to discard their hand wins. But with clues like “south of 40° north” and “has a mountain peak higher than 12,000 feet,” it’s going to be harder than they think!
Download the game intructions located in “Additional Info.”
Middle school, high school. Two or more players. 175 2.5 x 3.5-inch cards.
About the Author
Caleb Sanders is an award-winning high school Social Studies teacher. He was recognized as one of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award recipients in the state of Wyoming in 2015, and has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by his district. Caleb is the author of Teacher’s Discovery® Easy Debates, SHOW ME Challenges and Clues, Prove It! Using Persuasion Stations, and Easy Mock Trials for Your Social Studies Classroom. He has created a wealth of mock trials, debates, simulations, and other activities that he frequently uses in his own classroom to engage students in lively learning. Caleb is married to Lexi Sanders, and they have three children. He loves astronomy, board games, puzzles, and collecting children’s books. His identical twin brother is his department chair at the same high school, which results in plenty of fun confusion!
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