Story Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A. Game Directions Game Preparation Game Pieces Play the game A Homemade PowerPoint Game By Clayton DeMooney University of Georgia Objectives Credits Copyright Notice
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
Rockin’ Directions 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: • Benefits block • “Oh No!” Setbacks • Radio Trivia • Grand Prize Ticket Next
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
Game Preparation 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. Return
Game Pieces Expense Account Table Return Game Board
Game Board Return
CreditsAll 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.”. Return
Educational Objectives • Audience 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. Return
Copyright • 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. Return
Time to play “Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.”! Benefits Block Oh No! Setbacks Radio Trivia Questions Grand Prize Ticket Questions Home Page Game Directions
Benefits Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Block 1 You earn $20 busking on the streets of Atlanta!
Block 2 You find a wallet on the street in Nashville and turn it into the police and get a $100 reward.
Block 3 You meet up with a band in Memphis and earn $50 helping them load their equipment in their bus.
Block 4 You earn $50 washing dishes at a diner in Chicago
Block 5 You earn $250 as a salsa dance instructor for one week in East Texas
Block 6 You earn $300 for playing at a honky-tonk in Dallas.
Block 7 Along the way to L.A. you write a song that a studio in San Antonio buys for $400.
Block 8 You find a banjo on the side of the road and earn and are rewarded $75.
Block 9 You play at a bar in Durango, CO and earn $250 in one night.
Block 10 You travel to a Denver ski resort and help cut down trees for a day and earn $75.
Block 11 Before you enter California you head down to Las Vegas and win $500 at the Blackjack table.
Block 12 You play in the parks of Los Angeles and earn $50.
Block 13 A record executive hears your music and offers you a free ticket to the Guster show!
Block 14 You work as a waiter in a local restaurant and earn $200 in tips!
Block 15 You earn $250 playing at a local club in L.A.
Oh No! 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Oh No! 1 You get a flat tire in Chattanooga, pay $20.
Oh No! 2 You run a red light in Athens, pay $100.
Oh No! 3 You get a parking ticket in Charleston, pay $20.
Oh No! 4 You get a speeding ticket in Tyrone, pay $125.
Oh No! 5 You fill up for gas, pay $35.
Oh No! 6 You sleep stay at a motel for a night, pay $45.
Oh No! 7 You slept late and started on the interstate an hour later: you lose a turn.
Oh No! 8 You eat a steak dinner at the local steakhouse, pay $95.
Oh No! 9 You take a wrong turn in Texas, go back three spaces.
Oh No! 10 You lose one of your guitars, you have to buy a new one, pay $500.
Oh No! 11 You are fined for playing in the park without a permit, pay $100.
Oh No! 12 You get a parking ticket in L.A., pay $30.
Oh No! 13 Pay $60 to fill up for gas in California.
Oh No! 14 You go out to eat at a local restaurant, pay $35.
Oh No! 15 You dropped one of your Guster tickets on the way to a gig, so now you have one less ticket than you had before.
Radio Trivia Levels Level 1: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 Level 2: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 Level 3: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Level 1-1 The first movie to use a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack is: Rebel Without a Cause The Blackboard Jungle The Wild One American Graffiti
Level 1-2 The way that sounds are combined to create a piece of music is referred to as: Texture Production Harmony Rhythm
Level 1-3 Instrumentation is often referred to as the source of sound: True False