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The crazy story.
Gregg & Mat, two history teaching colleagues enjoy teaching US history, but they've looked around over the years to try and find an alternative to the boring, same ol' resources companies were putting out there. All they found were flashcards, the "I Have Who Has" decks and other yawners. So, they came up with their own solution. FRECK! in History. It offers educators a fresh new way to strengthen student understanding of the content & process terms found in state social studies standards.
The kick-butt game.
First off, the word FRECK means "to be nimble, ready or strong." It's important for kids to be exactly that... ready & strong in history vocabulary.
We also think it stands for "Fluid Recognition of Essential Content Knowledge."
FRECK! is an easy-to-teach, competitive trivia game for the history classroom. It combines classic card game actions, clever clues, historical images, and the interaction we as teachers look for (and without their face in a screen!). But it's way more than that. Read on...
The classroom resource.
Even though it can be used as such, FRECK! IS NOT a set of flashcards. It's an awesome interactive tabletop card game and a WHOLE LOT more. You can integrate dynamic classroom activities for small, large groups or whole class settings (with more added by teachers all the time!) using the cards as a reference. That way, you don't have to write anything yourself. The content is built-in & easily accessible!
FRECK! promotes better writing, can be used for review, for sequencing, to compare/contrast with other more classic & unique applications...
OH... & it's a blast to play! FRECK! combines classic game play mechanics with clever, funny and challenging clues to make learning vocabulary more appealing to today's learners. It's fast-paced & simple to play. Something we teachers enjoy when it comes to setting up our classroom.
Check out what teachers who've brought FRECK! into their classrooms are saying on our testimonials page.