Modern World 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 modern world 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):

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 Modern World History  Go Fish Game:
1. The Age of Revolution
2. Industrial Revolution
3. Peace, Free Trade, and Liberalism
4. British Colonialism
5. The Radical Left
6. Nationalism and Unification
7. World War I
8. Totalitarianism
9. World War II
10. Rise and Fall of Communism
11. The Developing World
​12. Globalism

  • 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.