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What is En Passant (Weekly Classroom Games)?


The En Passant is a Jeopardy-Style Class Game that promotes Good Behavior in students.

En Passant (i.e. “in passing”) is a daily or weekly Jeopardy-Style Class Quiz Game activity played with tiered teams. Content wise, questions include interesting current affairs and lifelong learning trivia.

The En Passant Game is provided in two different formats. The games are weekly publications of current events for teachers to play with students.


  1. The En Passant Interactive is an Adobe Flash game that can be played on an interactive whiteboard, video projector, or computer screen.
    • The En Passant Primer Interactive consists of 25 questions and is tailored for grades 3 - 6.
    • The En Passanty Interactive consists of 35 questions and is tailored for grades 7 - high school.

  2. En Passant Print is an Adobe PDF game that can be played in your classroom.
    • The En Passant Weekly Print consists of 70 questions.

Many teachers like to reserve En Passant for Fridays while others enjoy using En Passant daily as a sponge activity.

The educational benefits of NewzBrain are: increased interest in news events, geography awareness, classroom communication and social skills.


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En Passant Interactive
The En Passant Interactive is an interactive white board game for grades 7-12 with new questions provided each week for the entire school year! The game is a fun way to teach students about current events using the most advanced technologies.

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The En Passant Primer Interactive is an interactive white board game for grades 3-6 with new questions provided each week for the entire school year! The game is a fun way to teach students about current events using the most advanced technologies.

Play a free demo!
En Passant Primer Interactive
En Passant

The En Passant is a Jeopardy-Style Class Game that promotes Good Behavior in students.

En Passant (i.e. “in passing”) is a daily or weekly Jeopardy-Style Class Quiz Game activity played with tiered teams. Content wise, questions include interesting current affairs and lifelong learning trivia.

En Passant is highly educational as well as promotes Good Behavior in students. En Passant is very effective in grades 3-12. For grades 3-6, a "Primer" version is available for your class.

The En Passant game was created as part of the 1990’s “Teams, Tournaments and Games” cooperative learning strategy, peer tutoring/modeling, and teacher/student communications.


  • We Populate Q&As Weekly For You!
  • Many different styled games. Click Here for game rules
  • Up to date news - All versions of En Passant are based on news from the past week

Many teachers like to reserve NewzBrain for Fridays while others enjoy using NewzBrain daily as a sponge activity. NewzBrain is published for teachers each week through May.


Play a free sample! En Passant - Extra Game Rules