To analyze the role played by Prince Metternich in the history of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century.
1 class period
This lesson starts off by reading with the class the background information about Prince Metternich. Then, it is time to play MATCH GAME!
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 begin by reading question 1 (which is round 1 of 10) along with answers a, b, and c, to themselves. All three choices include reasons why Prince Metternich became the most powerful man in Austria and eventually all of Europe. Each student must decide which choice best answers the question, but cannot discuss their answer 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.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.