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Jeopardy Game for Building a Better World Adventure

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Building a better world


The Arrow of Light required adventure, Building a Better World, helps teach our Cub Scouts about participatory citizenship.  But before they can contribute to their communities and our country, the boys need to learn more about how our form of government works.

Building a Better World asks the boys to “learn” about the rights and duties of citizens and to “discuss” the concept of rule of law.  That sounds a bit like school, doesn't it?

Instead of a boring lecture or a discussion with only blank stares, turn these activities into a fun competition.

Most of us know about the popular TV game show, Jeopardy, where you're asked trivia questions and your answer has to be in the form of a question.  I've created two versions of a Building a Better World Jeopardy game.

The boys in my son's den played it recently, and they had a blast.  Instead of individuals playing, we divided them up into teams.  Before the meeting, I emailed the parents asking them to have their sons read pages 128-131 in their handbooks.  Most of the questions were from those pages.

I did include some questions specific to the boys' schools, but you can easily change them in both versions.

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The first game is played online, so you will need an internet connection.  The pro about this version is that you can set the number of teams that will be playing.  By clicking on the green plus sign or red minus sign below the team numbers, this game will keep score for you. 

Online Version of Building a Better World Jeopardy

The second version is played offline.  Simply download the file, and open it in PowerPoint on your computer.  After you open a question and the team has answered, click on the screen to see the correct answer.

There is no scorekeeper in this game, but you do have a Final Jeopardy question.

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PowerPoint Version of Building a Better World Jeopardy

Do you think your Arrows of Light will enjoy this way of learning the material in Building a Better World?

Yours in Scouting,
Sherry

P.S.  Find more Arrow of Light ideas here!

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William Atkins

Monday 5th of October 2020

Really great idea with the Jeopardy Game. Good job!

Gina

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

Thank you for sharing this! I used it last night and the kids had a great time (Wow some of them were competitive!). Our winning team bet a dollar at the end, in true jeopardy fashion. Really appreciate this.

Kristi Cook

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

I have used the online game in the past and it was great. I wanted to use it today but the questions and answers are all blank? I hope it can be fixed because it was a lot of fun for the boys. I will have to use the powerpoint version but would have loved to use the online version it was awesome.

Christi Zinniger

Tuesday 29th of May 2018

how do I change the questions about your school to our own questions? thks!

Tracy Grable

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Thank you so much for this excellent game!!!! I used it last night with my 9 Webelos and it was a lot of fun. Just a suggestions for anyone else wanting to use this - It might go faster if you just go down each column instead of letting the kids pick the category. We used play money and the kids really enjoyed it! Sincerely, thanks a ton to the creator of this game!!!!

Sherry Smothermon-Short

Monday 25th of September 2017

Using play money is a great idea! Thanks!

H.C.

Sunday 18th of December 2016

Great idea! This is one of those activities that can easily get "schooly" and bore everyone - kids and adults alike! I love using game styles like Jeopardy and Family Feud to cover material and make it memorable!