Educational Games for Middle School

Educational Games for Middle School

There are so many educational games that you can choose from, to liven up the dull atmosphere of your middle school classroom. This article has some, so read them and use them well!
It's quite possible that you, as a middle school teacher, may sometimes get bored of the daily routine of teaching and testing your students. And I don't think I should even bother asking students if they feel the same. What do you think can be done to eradicate this boring and monotonous routine from your classroom? How about some educational games for middle school? Wondering what I'm talking about? Well, just read this article which offers you some great educational games that can be really fun too!

English Language
Two simple games to help your students to understand the intricacies of the English language better.
  • What's Wrong?: In this game, write a list of sentences on two boards with intentional errors in them. Both the boards should have the same sentences. Divide the class into 2 teams. Ask one person from each team to come up and spot the errors. Time them for a minute or two, depending on the number of sentences given. The team to spot the maximum number of errors in the given time wins.
  • Spell Me Right: Prepare a long list of tough spellings. For this game, you can divide the class into more than two teams, probably according to the number of rows. This game must progress very quickly. Beginning from the first student in each row, ask them to spell out, orally, a difficult word from the list. Not more than 2 seconds should be given per student, to think of the spelling. Have an assistant maintain the scores on the board. The team with the highest number of correct spellings wins!
History
Think your history class can't get any fun(ner) than it already is? Ask your students, I'm sure they'll disagree. Well just for that, I have two fun games that you can try in your next history class!
  • Roam in Rome: Who said Rome was not built in a day? You can build Rome in one history class! Yes, using Roman history, ask your students to re enact the whole building of the Roman Empire or any other major empire from your history textbook!
  • Event Management: Select any 4 major events in history. Prepare riddles and clues about those events. Distribute these events among the 4 teams. The team that guesses the event first wins!
Geography
Now you can see if your students are really paying attention in their geography class!
  • Map it Out: Select one location in your school. It could be the playground or the entrance or even the main corridor of the building. Ask your students to draw a map of that location. The student who has the most accurate version (yes, there will definitely be mannnnny versions) will win the game.
  • Capitalize: A classic game for geography class. Have a list of all the states and capitals (or countries and capitals) ready. Again, divide the class into teams and color code them. Now comes the tricky part. Instead of asking the students to name the capital, you read out the capital and ask one student from each group to name the state or country to which it belongs! For each correct answer, mark the state with the color code (without showing the class). The team with maximum states wins!
Math
Try these math games to bring some life into your math class!
  • Turn the Tables: Divide the class into teams. Randomly pick any students and ask them dodging tables. 3 seconds is all each student should get to answer the questions. No pass over questions. Maximum right answers earn the winner's trophy (or whatever the prize may be).
  • (In)fraction: Make 4 teams. Ask one student from each team to come up to the board and solve the same fraction (that you've written 4 times on it). The fastest solver gets the points. Continue this with the entire team (meaning entire class). The team with the highest points, obviously wins the game!
These were some great educational games that you can try out with your middle school students. Try them together with other fun school activities and you'll come one step closer to being the favorite teacher in school!
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