US History Games for Kids in the Classroom

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

The United States has a rich and interesting history that children can enjoy learning about. The games in this lesson will get your students excited about engaging with historical learning.

Why US History Games?

Sometimes, children get an idea that studying history is boring, but this should not be the case. Learning about history can be exciting and engaging, and when students understand history they are better equipped to understand the present. Studying US history is an important way for students to understand what it means to be a US citizen and how the country has developed over time. One way to engage students in this process is with games. Games can bring history to life and also get students excited about history lessons. The games in this lesson can be modified to meet the needs of different age groups studying US history.

Trivia Games

The games in this section are designed to consolidate knowledge that students have been working on.

Name that President

In this game, one student stands in front of the class and describes a president using three clues. Clues might include the name of the vice president, an important law the president passed, or something else the president is known for. The first student to accurately name the president gets the next turn.

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