We play jeopardy by first separating the class into teams of 4. I give the teams 5 minutes to come up with a team name and a team cheer. I then remind the class of the jeopardy rules. The main rule is that the team needs to come up with an answer before the timer goes off. The game does have a built in timer and you can adjust the timer to whatever you like, I think 50 seconds is the perfect amount of time. And everyone on the team needs to agree on the answer or else the team does not get the points. I also like the teams to cheer when they get points. I like the Kagan cheers. My favourite Kagan cheer is the one where the students say great, great, great, and pretend to grate cheese, or the round of applause where the students clap in a circle. Or students can make up their own cheer. If you type in “Kagan Cheers” into youtube you can see more cute cheers. The teams then take turns choosing a category and points value until all of the questions have been used. The team with the most points at the end wins.
This game does need to be set up by the teacher before the class can play, and it does take time to type in or copy and paste all of the questions and answers into the game template, but it’s worth doing once in awhile as this is a fun review game.
Check out this Jeopardy game that I made for the end of our plants unit: Plants JeopardyGame