College Jeopardy by yaosaigeng


									                             Who Wants to be a College Graduate?

                                 The Center for College Planning

                         INSTRUCTOR GUIDE
Thank you for your interest in utilizing our “College Jeopardy – Who Wants
to be a College Graduate” game for your fifth grade students. This
Instructor’s Guide includes:

   •   A list of materials needed to complete the game
   •   Suggested speaking points with each slide

Key Learning Objectives:
   • Become familiar with high school and college terminology

Length of program:
   • 40-45 minutes

   • An LCD Projector and screen (if not available, instructors could print out
      the title pages for the white/chalk board and write in the point values).
   • We recommend using small white boards for teams to write their answer
      on. If not available, students can write their answers in a notebook or
      could answer orally.

We hope you find this guide helpful when preparing for your presentation. If
you have any questions regarding its content or intended use, please do not
hesitate to contact any of the counselors at the Center for College Planning at
888.7.GRADUATE ext. 119.
                                                  Game Rules:

                                           Break into teams.
                                           Each team will have a white board and a marker
                                           in order to answer questions.
                                           For each question, each team can answer. If
                                           their answer is correct, the team receives the
                                           The choosing of the category will rotate amongst
                                           the teams.
                                           If anyone shouts out an answer, the question will
                                           be discarded and the point value will be
                                           deducted from the team score.

Note to Presenter:
Break the class into three to five teams and explain the rules. If you do not have
access to small white boards for teams to record their answers, you can use
paper or designate one spokesperson per team.

                                 College         New        Going to
                                Students      Hampshire     College         Major    Wildcard

                               100 100 100 100 100
                               200 200 200 200 200
                               300 300 300 300 300
                               400 400 400 400 400
                               500 500 500 500 500
                                                           Final Jeopardy

Note to Presenter:
Explain categories and choosing the category will rotate amongst the teams.

With the PowerPoint, clicking the wagers will bring you to the questions and
clicking on the white box will bring you back to the wager board.

When all of the questions have been answered, click on final jeopardy to access
the question.

                                     Where do college students
                                     do most of their studying?

                                     Dorm Room
                                     Study Lounge
                                     Computer Labs
                                                            Slide 2

Speaking Points:
In college students spend less time in class and more time doing work for class.

Reminder: Click white box to get back to the wager board.

                                       Where do college
                                        students live?

                                  Residence Hall
                                  At Home

                                              Slide 2

Speaking Points:
In college you are assigned a roommate(s). The number of roommates may
vary from one to three. Most freshman and sophomores live in residence halls or
dorms, upperclassmen live in apartments either on or off campus.

Reminder: Click white box to get back to the wager board.

                                 Name three positive reasons for
                                       going to college.
                                  Get a good job
                                  Study what you like to do
                                  Meet new people
                                  To experience life away from home
                                  Have the potential to make more money

                                               Slide 2

Speaking Points:
College degrees can lead to better jobs. It is important to like what you do
because you spend a lot of time doing it.

                                   Name 3 things college
                                   students do outside of
                                      the classroom?

                                   College newspaper, student
                                    government, sports, radio
                                     program, research, work
                                               Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Have the students talk about what they do now and encourage them to get
involved in their high school community. It is equally important if you work part-
time, babysit or volunteer.

                                   Name 3 buildings students
                                    find on a college campus.

                                  Library, dining hall, student union, sports
                                     arena, academic buildings, theatre, or
                                                 Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Campuses can be big or small. Most are small enough so students can walk
from their dorm, to the dining hall, and to their classes. Some larger campuses
require a bus in order to get from building to building. They are too big to walk!


                                       What is the largest
                                    college/university in N.H.?

                                        University of N.H. in Durham
                                              11,000 students

                                                  Slide 2

Speaking Points:
At most colleges and universities, even the large ones, most classes don’t have
more than 50 students. In addition, larger universities, still have smaller colleges
within the larger university. Big schools will have a small number of classes over
100, but will have at least one in 1st or 2nd year.

Bonus points: Where is UNH located? Durham (or Manchester) What is their
mascot? Wildcats

                                   Name 1 of New Hampshire’s community

                                    Great Bay CC, NH Technical Institute,
                                    Lakes Region CC, White Mountains CC,
                                      River Valley CC, Manchester CC, or
                                                  Nashua CC

                                                Slide 2

Speaking Points:
The NH Community College system is a great place to get started. There are
articulation agreements between the community college system and the four
year public college and universities. This means that the courses you take at the
community colleges are transferrable so students can still earn a bachelors
degree in four years.

The community colleges can be a great place to start! Students choose this
option for many reasons, including, not ready to move into a dorm, academically
need another year or two to strengthen their academics, and for financial


                                     What is the Plymouth State
                                        University mascot?

                                               The Panthers

                                                Slide 2

Speaking Points:
School spirit is just as important in college as it is in high school and middle
school. Getting involved in your community is important.


                                     What is the oldest college in
                                     the state of New Hampshire?

                                             Dartmouth College

                                                 Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Dartmouth is an Ivy League college, a term that started as a sports conference.
Dartmouth was created as a school for students of Native American origin. Did
you know that Dr. Seuss graduated from Dartmouth?

Bonus Points: What is their mascot? Big Green
                                  What New Hampshire college
                                     is named after the 14th
                                   United States President?

                                        Franklin Pierce University
                                               Rindge, NH

                                                Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Franklin Pierce University’s main campus is located in Rindge, New Hampshire.
In addition to the Rindge campus, FPU has four locations throughout the state of
New Hampshire and one in Arizona. Students can also take courses online. A
typical class has approximately 16 students. Franklin Pierce University is home
to “The Bubble”, a 72,000 square foot airframe building that students may play
sports and work out in.


                                   Can you go to college when
                                    you don’t know what you
                                         want to study?


                                              Slide 2

Speaking Points:
When you are not sure what you want to study you go in “undecided”. That
way, the first two years you take all of your general education courses and
classes you are interested in and do not need to choose a major until the end of
your sophomore year.

                                  What do you earn at the end
                                  of your college experience?


                                                Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Take advantage of every opportunity, Learn to become your best advocate,
study abroad, co-ops, internships, meet people that will help you get jobs, go to
graduate school.
                                   How can a student lean about
                                        a college they are
                                         interested in?

                                    Look it up online
                                    Visit or Take a Tour
                                    Talk to someone who goes there

                                               Slide 2

Speaking Points:
The best way to learn about a college is to get on the campus! Never too early
to get on a campus! Go see a sporting event, a play, a concert, or visit family.

                                 Students must apply to college.
                                    What is the most important
                                  thing a college can know about
                                       you when you apply?

                                       How strong your courses and
                                               grades are!

                                                Slide 2

Speaking Points:
All of your courses and grades from grades 9-12 are listed on your high school
transcript. The better your grades, the more options you have when applying to
colleges. Although middle school grades are not on your transcript it is
important to try your best now. How well you do in your classes in middle
school determines what type of classes you can take in high school.


                                 Besides studying hard, what
                                  should you be doing to get
                                      ready for college?
                                   Read, work, join clubs, play sports,
                                    community service, leadership, etc.

                                                 Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Some colleges get a lot of applications. For example, BU gets 45,000
applications. They are looking for people, not computers, so what you do
outside of your academics is an important part of the process.

                                 What is the specific program
                                   you choose to study at

                                             A major

                                             Slide 2

Speaking Points:
The program you choose is called a major. There are over 900 majors!
Students are required to choose, or declare, a major by the end of their
sophomore year in college. Students take a specific set of courses. Sometimes,
students also want to study something else. Students can have a double major
or may choose to declare a minor, which requires fewer courses in a specific


                                         True or False
                                 4-year colleges require high school
                                       students to take a foreign
                                   language in order to be accepted
                                      to their college/university.

                                              Slide 2

Speaking Points:
High school graduation requirements can be different than college admissions
requirements. It is important for students to keep their options open. For
students who have a learning disability or are ESL, they can usually get the
foreign language requirement waived. (In addition, if your high school doesn’t
offer a foreign language, it can be waived.)

                                     Name 3 college majors.
                                  Art, Business, Nursing, Engineering,
                                  Biology, Criminal Justice, Computer
                                  Technology, Fire Science, Law,
                                  Meteorology, Fashion Design, Sports
                                  Management, Athletic Training, Physical
                                  Therapy, Psychology…..

                                               Slide 2

Speaking Points:
With so many majors to choose from, important to know what your strengths
and interests are in the classroom, also where your interests are as they are not
necessarily the same thing. There are programs that can help students decide
on majors, careers, and college: Choices and Kuder.

There is also a college website here in NH designed with you in mind, NH College
Club. Check them out at


                                  What does job shadowing

                                     Visiting job sites and learning
                                          more about a career

                                               Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Talking with adults you know about what they do is important. Visiting them on
the job is even better. Not every job is 100% perfect, need to know the ups and
downs to know if it a job you really want.

                                   Name 5 careers a college
                                   education can prepare you

                                               Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Your options are endless, in fact, sometimes it is easy to become overwhelmed
with all of the options. A college education prepares you in many ways,
including better oral and written communication skills, social networking, and
time management skills. And, given the average person changes jobs 7-8 times
in their life, these skills are extremely important.
                                        True or False
                                  All certificates/diplomas
                                  take 4 years to complete.


                                             Slide 2

Speaking Points:
There are many types of degrees that are awarded upon the completion of
college. Certificates are awarded after a training program, which can last
anywhere from 6-14 months. Associates’ degrees are awarded after completing
a 2 year community college. Bachelors’ degrees are received after completing a
four year college or university. Finally, advanced degrees, like MBAs, PhDs, MDs,
JDs are awarded after graduate school, which you complete after your Bachelors’

                                      True or False
                                  Senior year is the most
                                       False – they all are!

                                             Slide 2

Speaking Points:
This highlights how important your transcript is. Colleges want to see students
maintain consistency or see an upward trend with their grades and course
difficulty. Remember, you go inside the same door you come out. Important to
know that you have done your best!

                                         What is a college

                                       Free Money For College!
                                          Given to students for:
                                          good grades, sports, or
                                           community service

                                                   Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Work hard now, because it can pay off. You may get more money later. Many
colleges/universities award merit scholarships to student who have worked hard
in high school. You high school will also have thousands of dollars it gives away
to students who have contributed positively to community.

                                    How do students pay for
                                   Students & parents save money
                                   Loans – scholarships – grants
                                   Students live at home
                                   Go to college part-time

                                                  Slide 2

Speaking Points:
Parents and students have a responsibility to help pay for college, however,
there are many financial aid programs out there to help. A college education
needs to be a priority.

                                 What are 3 things to consider to see if a
                                         college is right for you?

                                   Campus location (near home, a city, a ski resort)
                                   Campus size (small, medium or large)
                                   Programs of study/majors
                                   Sports or clubs

                                                   Slide 2

Speaking Points:
There are many tools to help you choose a college that is right for you. Get to
know your guidance counselor, talk with people you know about college, and
most importantly, get to know you!
                                   FINAL JEOPARDY
                                       Category: Colleges
                                          Wager: $$$

                                 Name 5 colleges/universities in New
                                Hampshire and 5 colleges/universities
                                    outside of New Hampshire.

                                             Slide 2

Note to Presenter:
NH schools – University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene
State College, Granite State College, Saint Anselm College, Southern New
Hampshire University, Rivier College, Franklin Pierce College, Colby-Sawyer
College, New England College, Hesser College, Chester College, Antioch
University of New England, Massachusetts College of Health Science and
Pharmacy – Manchester, NH Institute of Art, Lebanon College, Magdelen College,
Dartmouth College, Daniel Webster College, NHTI, Great Bay CC, Manchester CC,
Nashua CC, White Mountains CC, Lakes Region CC, River Valley CC

Use judgment for colleges/universities outside of New Hampshire.

Final Message: There are many schools to choose from in New Hampshire and
across the country. Students need to work hard and do what they love to do
outside of the classroom to keep their options open for college and life.

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