Career Jeopardy Rules and Instructions
Teams of 2-4 students work well.
A team is randomly chosen to go first, and begins the game by selecting a category and monetary value (e.g. "On-The-Job Training for $100"). The host then reads the clue, after which any player on any team can buzz in. The Game Operator will recognize the first team to buzz in, the Host will then call on that team for a response. As in the official Jeopardy game, contestants must give the response in the form of a question (for example, “What is a Nanoscience Technician?”). Teams are allowed to discuss responses prior to buzzing in, but all conversation must stop when someone buzzes in. The person that hits the buzzer has only 10 seconds to respond. Whoever hits the buzzer is the only person that can respond. A correct response earns the dollar value of the clue, and gives the answering team the right to select the next clue. If a player gives an incorrect response or fails to answer in time, the host reads the answer, no other teams are given the option of buzzing in, and the dollar value of the clue is deducted from the team’s score. The right to select the next clue goes to an opposing team.
Daily Doubles There are two Daily Doubles in the Jeopardy round for each cluster. When a Daily Double slide comes into play, a correct response earns double the dollar value of the clue, and gives the answering team the right to select the next clue. For an incorrect response, double the dollar value of the clue is deducted from the teams score, and the answering team loses the right to select the next clue to an opposing team.
Please Note: After completing a game, close the PowerPoint and reopen to refresh and make all dollar values reappear.
PREPARING FOR THE GAME
To better prepare for the game, you may login to your Choices Explorer account by visiting http://www.RUReadyND.com. After logging in, click Work and then click the cluster for the game you wish to play. Review the careers on your list for that cluster.
You may also use O’NET to review careers by visiting http://online.onetcenter.org/. Once you have opened the O’NET web site, click Find Occupations and then choose your career cluster to see a list of careers within that cluster.
Copyright © 2009, Steve Beutler, All rights reserved. Permission granted to use for educational purposes. This series of games was created by Steve Beutler, Career Counselor at Minot High School with assistance from Ben Berg, Minot High School Alumni Class of 2008.