Thursday, February 13, 2014

Jeopardy Review Game

(Cross-Posted to my birthy blog, Crafted Birth)

When I was in high school I had a wonderful Anatomy teacher named Mr. Annand. He was famous for a strict no-swearing rule in his classroom (punishment was 10 push-ups), his Friday Talks (where he lectured us on smart choices like abstinence ("not until you're married and financially stable") and not drinking ("when you're TWENTY-ONE"), and the infamous STD slideshow ("This ... is a penis. This is a penis with herpes. Any questions?"). But more than that, he was an awesome teacher with a wonderful ability to make the material fun. Interpretive dances about Mitosis and Meiosis, 3D models of DNA, and my personal favorite, Jeopardy Review games before big tests (and there was always a Potpourri Trivia category about movies).

During my CBI training, I wrote up a fun activity to review class material and get students to relax and have fun. Thanks to Mr. Annand, I have a very good idea of how to run a Jeopardy class activity.

Of course we need a good title.

Jeopardy Review Gam - Title

And some categories. Classes 1 and 2 cover different types of care providers, decision-making, maternal anatomy, fetal positions, stage 1 labor, and stage 2 labor. Before covering stage 3 labor and pain management, I want to make sure students remember he key points of the first two classes.

Jeopardy Review Gam - Board

And questions/clues, of course. Many of them are actually written so they can be answered in the form of a question.

Jeopardy Review Gam - Question

I had so much fun with this. And the internet is oh so helpful with things like this.

Question font ... the official font is call ITC Korinna bold
But this one, ScaKorinna, can be found here for free.
White with a black shadow.

The Category font is Haettenschweiler, but I couldn't find a porn-free site to download, so I used Impact. Close enough.

This school had a fun PowerPoint template, including the Final Jeopardy music.

I ended up making my own, with hyperlinks so I could go back and forth between the clues and the game board while the presentation was in full-screen mode.
(adding hyperlinks within a presentation).
Note: you can change the color of the hyperlinks in the color themes, so they'll be the correct Jeopardy colors and not the default bright blue that doesn't match anything.

This should be fun!!!


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