Northvail’s “Jerseyopoly”

Northvail’s “Jerseyopoly”
Posted on 03/09/2016
 Northvail’s “Jerseyopoly”

Mrs. McDougall’s and Miss Clark’s 4th grade students definitely learned a lot about New Jersey during their Social Studies lessons by creating their own version of Hasbro’s Monopoly™ game.  The original version of the game was based on Atlantic City, New Jersey.  However, to make it more aligned with the curriculum, “Jerseyopoly” was expanded to go well beyond the streets of a city and reach across the state.

Small groups of students were assigned a category to research that included climate, landforms, famous New Jerseyans, products, imports and exports and natural resources.  For example, they learned that New Jersey ranks 5th in blueberry production, and 3rd in cranberry production in the U.S. Also, our state produces an abundance of tomatoes, corn and apples. Furthermore, each group constructed a board game piece that included multiple-choice questions about the category based on their studies.  The end product was a three-dimensional “Jerseyopoly” board game.  What a fun and interesting way to learn about the Garden State!

Pictured: Miss Clark with 4th grade students at Northvail.