The Texas Quiz Show is a great activity for your classroom if you teach 4th through 8th grade. At the end of each round, students receive a certificate with the total number of points earned. This certificate can be turned in for a grade or used as an extra credit assignment.
The Texas Quiz Show will fulfill your state requirement to hold "appropriate celebrations or activities" during Texas History Month (March) and engage your students in the study of all things Texas: history, economics, politics, weather, science, agriculture, and pop culture.
Game play is structured so that each round should take approximately one class period. In early rounds and quizzes, students are given multiple chances to pass a round, meaning students who struggle with the subject matter will take about as much time as students who excel at the quizzes.
Ms. Smith introduces the Texas Quiz Show and explains how the game works. This takes 5-10 minutes depending on questions from the class.
Sam and Joe begin Round 1.
Sam passes all four quizzes on the first try, which take approximately 5 minutes each, for a total of 20 minutes.
Joe passes the first quiz, needs two tries for the second quiz, and doesn't pass the third quiz. Each of these four quizzes also take approximately 5 minutes each, for a total of 20 minutes.
Students use the remainder of the class period to print out their certificates and permission forms if they have advanced to the next round.