Showdown Recommended for: *Social Skills*Knowledge Building
Showdown-Description: “When the Showdown Captain calls, 'Showdown!' teammates will display their own answers. Teammates either celebrate or tutor, and then celebrate“ Kagan(2009).
ShowdownSteps: Setup: Teams each have a set of question cards attached facedown in the center of the table. 1. Teacher selects one student on each team to be the Showdown Captain for the first round. 2. Captain draws the top card, reads the question, and provides think time. 3. Working alone, all students, including the showdown captain, write their answers. 4. When finished teammates signal ready. 5. Showdown Captain calls “Showdown!” 6. Teammates show and discuss answers.
Ways to use Simultaneous Round Table Content Area- *Use it to generate a list of ideas *Review- Review for upcoming exam *ELA- Vocabulary (one person draw it, next define, next act it out, etc) *Social Studies- Current Events discussions
References: Kagan, S. and Kagan, M. (2009). Kagan cooperative learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing.