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American History—Go Fish Game


Make learning fun! Students 5 years and up can enjoy this classic game of “Go Fish” that incorporates vivid imagery with the knowledge of American history. Students a little older can additionally use these cards for guessing games, chronology drills, and geography skills. (Game ideas and answer key provided.)


From the maker of the card game (The Classical Historian):

Playing various card games with our “Go Fish Games” makes learning history MORE fun! Playing our games helps create a positive learning environment, teaches history facts, chronology, and association. They are a great way to begin or end class or perfect for a car ride. Students love these games and remember everything they learn. Paired with our booklet the games painlessly teach basic facts about American history.

There are Two Versions of Play in each Go Fish Game:
A. Go Fish
B. Collect the Cards

In Go Fish, players try to get “four of a kind” by finding all four cards in one category. In playing this game, players learn association and chronology. Players try to collect all four-of-a-kind cards from the following categories. The player who captures most sets wins.
In Collect the Cards, players try to guess the card based on three hints that are found on each card. This game helps students memorize important facts and teaches inductive thinking skills.

The booklet provides the teacher with a wide variety of games to teach American history to kids in a one-on-one setting, in a family with kids of different ages, or in classrooms with 40 students. It includes short history explanations for all 48 American History Go Fish Games.
The following are the categories for the American History Go Fish Game:
1. Symbols
2. Colonial America
3. American Revolution
4. Important Documents
5. The Young Republic
6. Westward Expansion
7. The West
8. The Civil War
9. American Founding Fathers
10. Technology
11. Landmarks
12. Geography

  • No. Non-readers can use this card game by identifying pictures, colors, and numbers.

  • No. These card sets come with a booklet full of directions and ideas for games.

  • Yes. These cards are not limited to family licensure and may be a fun addition to any co-op or classroom.