Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A. A Homemade PowerPoint Game By Clayton DeMooney University of Georgia Play the game Game Directions Story Credits Copyright Notice Game Preparation Objectives Game Pieces
The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A. Adam, Clayton, Paul and Peter are four recently graduated high school seniors from Georgia in their last summer together before college begins. These four friends are looking for an adventurous summer break, so they embark on a cross country journey to California to see the final show of their favorite band, Guster. They all pile into Adam’s van in hopes of winning free tickets to the concert along the way. In order to do so, their knowledge of Rock music has to be vast to win the many trivia contests at each city’s local radio show. They also bring their instruments in hopes of getting a few gigs along the way and earn a little money. By the time they arrive in Los Angeles they hope to have four tickets or they will have to turnaround and go home empty-handed. They need your help to get free tickets and backstage passes! Return
GOAL : To play Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A. there can be no more than four teams. Each team has a van and the first team to reach the middle of the board with four tickets wins.
HOW TO PLAY : Each van begins with $200 as they set out on their journey. Each van begins at the starting point on the board and travels in a clockwise direction(you cannot go backwards!). The team rolls the die and can land on one of four options:
Directions, cont’d If the team lands on the “Benefits block” they take the card and the reward offered to them. If they land on “Oh No! Setbacks” they face some sort of obstacle. If they land on “Radio Trivia” they will have the opportunity to win prize money. They can choose one of the three levels of difficulty to win money(1st level- $25; 2nd level- $50; 3rd level- $100). If they land on the “Grand Prize Ticket” they have to answer an ultimate question correctly in order to win one ticket. The team continues to roll the die until they land on an “Oh No!” block or they answer a trivia question incorrectly. After four “Grand Prize” tickets are accumulated, the van moves to the middle of the board and wins the backstage passes. The guitar at the bottom of each page will return the players to the previous menu. *A team loses if another van reaches the middle before them, or they lose all of their money before they reach the concert. Each student will be given a money balance sheet that accounts for the amount of money that a team has. Return
Gameboard : Print out slides 7, cut off the edges, then tape together
“ Oh No!” Cards : Use the “Oh No1” slides with the game, there is no need to make cards.
Benefits Block Cards : Same as above except with Benefits Block.
Radio Trivia : Again, this applies to the above.
Ultimate Question: And once again, use the PowerPoint with the game. Don’t print out anything you don’t have to.
Expense Account Sheet : Print out slide 8, and make enough copies for all teams to have 3-4 sheets.
Game Pieces: Cut out the vans in slide 6 for pieces.
Game Pieces Return Game Board Expense Account Table
Game Board Return
Credits All teachers and students at non-profit schools can use, revise, or adapt this game at will at no cost on the condition that all prior designers are cited.
Originally designed by Clayton DeMooney, University of Georgia, June 30, 2003 “Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.”.
Adults of all ages who appreciate music. Come one, come all men women and children.
Subject Area Objectives
People will be able to identify the major elements of Rock Music and be able to chart the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll and its influences.
Copyright 2003 Clayton DeMooney
Permission to copy this game at no cost is granted to all teachers and students of non-profit schools.
Permission is also granted to all teachers and students of non-profit schools to make revisions to this game for their own purposes, on the condition that this copyright page and the credits page remain part of the game. Teachers and students who adapt the game should add their names and affiliations to the credits page without deleting any names already there.