2003-05-02 / Community

Bishop Kearney’s Students Make Jeopardy Boards


Included among the honors Latin students pictured with their Jeopardy boards is Belle Harbor resident Jillian Jordan, standing fourth from the right.Included among the honors Latin students pictured with their Jeopardy boards is Belle Harbor resident Jillian Jordan, standing fourth from the right.

The Latin language has made a great impact upon our modern world and is currently sending Bishop Kearney’s Latin students into frenzy.

The students were asked to make a miniature Jeopardy game board devised from specific historical information and the use of their creative minds. The information was obtained not through books or the Internet, but by viewing videos and DVD’s. This unique way of doing research has given the students a new venue for obtaining facts and quotes, and has also helped those students who have difficulties learning from the more traditional printed textbooks.

The honors sophomore Latin class worked diligently and devoted a great deal of their time to creating their masterpieces. "I am very impressed with the students’ beautiful work," said Mrs. Young, the Latin teacher. The students watched many different videos that covered a wide variety of topics such as the history of Rome, architecture and art, myths and legends including Jason and the Argonnauts, and others.

Each Jeopardy board was unique and personalized by the student. Every Jeopardy board has at least twenty questions and answers with flaps that reveal the questions and answers. The questions were separated into several categories, each one pertaining to the type of question. The answers were concealed with flaps and when opened reveal the question, just as in a real Jeopardy game. Some students even personalized the shape of the boards to resemble things pertinent to the classic period. For example, one student made her board in the shape of the Trojan horse with an extra box filled with small men.

An extensive amount of work was evident in these creations, which were a mixture of art and knowledge. The history of Rome has been depicted in many different ways, but the Bishop Kearney’s Jeopardy game project was, by far, one of the most exceptional.


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