For Educators

The Africa Memory Game is an educational tool that provides students with a fun and easy way to increase their knowledge of the history, geography, and culture of the countries of Africa.

While The Africa Memory Game is a great game for all ages, typically it is best suited for middle school and high school educational curriculums.

Our downloadable Educator’s Guide makes it easy for teachers to integrate The Africa Memory Game in their classroom curriculum. It provides—

  • Recommendations for playing
  • Vocabulary used in the game
  • Discussion questions for during game play
  • Discussion questions for after game play
  • Self-reflection questions or journal prompts for after game play

Where Does This Fit Within My Curriculum?

We know every school district is different, but if your school follows Common Core standards, the Africa Memory Game falls under: The game aligns with the Common Core Standards >> English/Language Arts Standards >> History/Social Studies
  • Grades 6-8
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
  • Grades 9-10
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7:Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
  • Grades 11-12
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7:Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

How To Play

  1. Each player selects a pawn token. All players start with 25 Hegas (money).
  2. Every player begins on the board in South Africa where it says “Departure.”
  3. On each turn, the player rolls the dice and advances that number of spaces on the board. Once the player has landed on a space, the player next to them draws the top card from the deck and reads the trivia question. If the player cannot answer or answers incorrectly, they are fined 1 Hega. Play continues clockwise to the next player.
  4. Some spaces will trigger an automatic action, like move back 3 spaces or go into exile. If exiled, the player moves to Madagascar. To return from exile, the player must answer three questions in a row or pay 10 hegas.

Detailed instructions are included within each game box. Although the game only contains four pawn tokens, the game can be played by an unlimited number of people at a time. Extra pawns can be purchased online or at your local game store.

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