To study the life of Leonardo da Vinci and the times in which he lived.
1 class period
This lesson starts off by reading with the class a brief introductory paragraph about Leonardo da Vinci. You can then go over the MATCH GAME rules.
Each row in class becomes a team during the playing of the game. Rows may need to be rearranged so that each has about the same number of people. Team members will read question 1, along with answers a, b, and c, to themselves. All three choices discuss the early life of Leonardo da Vinci. Each student must decide which choice best answers the question, but cannot discuss answers with teammates. They will circle either a, b, or c.
As the teacher, you will next ask the members of Team 1 to raise their hands and signify how many chose a, how many chose b, and how many chose c. Whatever answer is chosen most, the number of team members that chose it will equal the number of points Team 1 scores in the first round. For example, if b was chosen most, with three persons choosing it, Team 1 scores three points. The other teams are then asked for their choices in question 1, and points are scored accordingly. This ends round 1. Rounds 2-10 are played in the same way.
Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
Following the MATCH GAME, there is a Thought Question about Leonardo da Vinci that can be assigned for homework. This helps develop critical thinking skills. The next day, you can have some volunteers read their paragraphs to the class.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions are included.