This simple-to-adapt Jeopardy template enables the instructor to quickly prepare challenging and enjoyable review materials or provide a venue for students to synthesize what they know.
A typical classroom Jeopardy prompt-and-response template in PowerPoint is composed of 54 slides.
- Slide 1 is the Title slide
- Slide 2 is the Categories Slide
- Slide 53 is the Daily Double Slide
- slide 54 is the End of the Game slide
- Slides 3-52 are the Prompt or Response slides
There are 5 themes or categories, twenty-five prompts and 25 responses.
How to Create a Jeopardy Game
- Download the Jeopardy Template. (Mac or Windows)
- Put a title for your game in slide. If you like, you can also put a picture/image in the box provided in slide 1.
- Enter a question in slide 3, then enter a correct response/answer in slide 4.
- Do the same with slides 5-52. In other words, for slides 3-52, put a question to each odd numbered slide, and put a correct response/answer to the slide that follows.
What do You Need to Play the Game?
- A computer, a data projector, and a screen.
- Your completed PowerPoint presentation on external media, or on your laptop, or on the web. If you want to make your Jeopardy Game available on the web so that your students can have access to it, make sure you upload not only the web page, but also the whole folder that contains everything of the game.
- Something for the groups to use to show they have an answer — could be a bell, blocks to clap together, etc.
- Something to tally scores on — people will want to know who is winning! (or maybe someone is designated as scorekeeper)
- Prizes!! (Yes, your students will expect to win something!) candy, a free homework pass, etc.
How to Play
- Open the Jeopardy Game in PowerPoint.
- Click on the first slide to start the game.
- Click the “Slide Show” button at the lower left-hand corner to start the show.
- Click anywhere on the screen to move to the second slide, which is the “Categories” slide.
- Ask the group who has the right to start the game to select a category and the amount of money in that category.
- Click on the box that indicates the selected category and amount of money.
- When a team claims to have got an answer, click on the question mark (or anywhere on the screen) and check the answer.
- Click another box or category and amount of money as students have selected…the game can go on until every question has been selected.
- To go to the “End of the Game” slide, go back to the Categories Slide (Slide 2), and click on the icon, the end of the game slide will appear.
Tip: Each Jeopardy game lasts about 25 minutes. You can divide the class into 3 or 4 teams. Teachers have played a Jeopardy game in classes of up to 25 students, with 5 teams, each team having 5 students.