Playing games makes learning fun. The purpose of these history powerpoints is to learn the main ideas for 60+ chapters and 100+ sections for grades 6-8. With the information, you need to constantly make connections to issues today, so the information is relevant.
Also, playing these games will help prepare you for the History CST in May 2012, which covers grades 6-8 standards.
Grade 6 Ancient World History and Grade 7 World History: Medieval to Early Modern Times
Grade 8 United States History: Independence to 1914
If you want, you can create your own JEOPARDY game for history or any other subject. Attached below is a PowerPoint that has all of the links created. You just need to add information for your game.