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Name: ______________________________

Class: _______

Date: _______________________

Indian History and Religion Board Game Project


The goal of this assignment is to create an interactive, engaging board game through which you
identify and explain the important events, ideas, people, and places in Indian History. The board
game will count as a 75 point minor assessment grade for 3 rd Quarter.
Due date: Friday, January 23 at the end of class (no late submissions will be accepted)

Game Requirements:
Inside your game box, you need:
1. Instructions (How do you play? What is required? What is the goal?)
2. A decorated board game (color, illustrations/graphics)
3. 30 question cards with answers on the back (submitted in a bag or envelope)
4. Tokens or game pieces
5. A method for moving the pieces around the game board (dice, spinner, drawing cards, etc.)

Question Card Requirements:


Indian Religions:
You must incorporate at least 5 of the terms from each religion (15 total):
Hinduism
o Atman
o Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
o Caste System
o Karma
o Moksha
o Reincarnation
o Samsara

Buddhism
o Eightfold Path
o Four Noble Truths
o Meditation
o Reincarnation
o Siddhartha

Islam
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Allah
Five Pillars of Islam
Hajj
Mohammad
Mecca and Medina
Quran
Ramadan

Indian History:
You must incorporate at least 5 of the terms from each time period (15 total):
Mughal Empire
o
o
o
o
o

Akbar the Great


Aurangzeb
Jahangir
Shah Jahan
Taj Mahal

Bonus Point Opportunity:

British Raj
Colonialism
Imperialism
Industrialization
Mahatma Gandhi
Positive and Negative
impacts of British rule
o Satyagraha
o
o
o
o
o

Modern India*
*This will require research!
o India and Pakistan
o Indian Independence Act
o Jawaharlal Nehru
o Partition
o World War II

You can receive 1 bonus point for every primary source successfully used. Just asking Who wrote
________? doesnt cut it. Rather, the source and its content must be incorporated into the questions
and/or game. You can earn a maximum of 5 bonus points.

Homework

Class

Project Calendar:
Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Group
assignments
Clarifying
questions
Work time
Study guide #1
due Monday

Board game
sales
competition
Sales
competition
Study Guide #2
due Wednesday

Study guide #1 due


Monday

Work time
Projects
submitted at
the end of class
for Feldman
Study guide #1
due Monday

Unit Exam

Unit Exam

Unit Exam

Unit Exam

Unit Exam

Work time
*Short class
half day
schedule

Play games
(you will most
likely play 2-3
other groups
games)

Study Guide #2
due Wednesday

Related Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse
partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually,
quantitatively, and orally.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of
reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and
audience.

Grading Rubric 75 Possible Points: ______ / 75

Game board

10 Points

8 Points

6 Points

4 Points

Game board looks


professional. The title is
included. Everything is
decorated attractively. It
is neat, creative,
original, and well
designed. All of the
playing pieces are
included and functional.
The requirements were
followed completely.

Game board is
excellent but some
parts are a little
sloppy. It meets most
of the requirements.

Most of the
requirements were
ignored and the
board is sloppy and
pieces are missing. It
meets few of the
requirements.

There is a game
board but it is not
colorful, neat,
interesting, and
no extra efforts were
made at creativity. A
lot of the pieces are
missing. It is done
incorrectly and does
not meet any of the
requirements.

10 Points

Instructions

Directions make it
perfectly clear how to
play and win the game.
The explanations are
specific and easy to
follow. They are clear
& concise. They are
neatly typed with
minimal grammatical
errors.

30 Points

Question
Cards

There are 30
questions and answers,
and they are well
incorporated into the
game.

10 Points

Ease of Play

Questions and rules


of play are of an
appropriate level-not too difficult
and not too easy.

8 Points
Directions are typed
but have 2-3 minor
grammatical errors.
They are somewhat
unclear or 1 step is
missing.

24 Points
A couple of questions
or answers are
missing or incorrect.

8 Points
Rules of play are
age appropriate but
some questions are
too easy or too
difficult.

6 Points
Errors in grammar
interfere with
understanding of the
directions. Much
revision is needed.

16 Points
Some questions are
missing OR one
could
play the game with
answering most
questions.

6 Points
Game is very simple
and most questions
are too easily
answered.

4 Points
Complete revision
needed. Many steps
are missing or
incomplete and it is
very difficult to
understand how to
play and win the
game.

8 Points
Many questions are
incorrect or missing
and very few are
required to play the
game.

4 Points
Game is not
appropriate for the
8th grade level and
questions are too
easy or too
difficult.

Creativity Matrix
15 Points
Game creatively and
originally
incorporates Indian
history and religion.
For example, the
content is woven
throughout the game
experience

12 Points

9 Points
Game mimics an
already existing board
game, such as Sorry
or Candyland, but
accurately
incorporates the
Indian history or
content into the
board design.

6 Points

3 Points
Game mimics and
already existing board
game, such as Sorry
or Candyland, and
fails to include any
original or historically
relevant concepts or
ideas

Board Game: Peer Review

The goal of this assignment is to grade your classmates board games which should be interactive
and engaging. The game should identify, explain, and incorporate the important beliefs, practices,
and elements of Indian history and religion. The board game counts as a 75 point minor
assessment grade for 3rd Quarter.
Your name: ___________________________________

Section: ________________

Board game creators: ______________________________________________________


Play the game, then complete the following tasks:
Check if they have each one of these elements:
Clear directions
A decorated board game
30 question cards with answers on the back
Tokens or game pieces
A method for moving the pieces around the game board (dice, spinner, drawing cards, etc.)
A beginning and end with a clear way to win
Comment on each of the following points. Write 2-3 sentences for each.
Accuracy in the portrayal of Indian religion and/or history concepts (note which cards, if any, have
wrong information)
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Creativity and originality in the incorporation of Indian history and religion
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Game board decorations
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Clarity of directions and ease of play
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