To understand how the Church became the dominant institution of the Middle Ages.
1 class period
This activity involves a fun game for the entire class that covers the following topics.
• Jesus and the Principles of Christianity
• The Spread of Christianity
• Activities of the Medieval Church
The game begins with everyone reading paragraph/question 1, as well as answer choices a, b, c, d, and e. Four of the five choices (which are statements) are correct answers.
Just below the question and answer choices, there are five empty boxes. Class members must fill in the first four boxes with the letters of the answers they believe are correct. Inside box 1, students put the letter of the answer they think has the best chance of being correct. In box 2, they write the answer they think is the best of those that remain. The same goes for boxes 3 and 4. Box 5 is reserved for the answer believed to be the wrong answer.
Following the completion of question 1, papers are exchanged and the four correct answers will be announced. Class members will circle the letters of the correct answers. Points are scored as follows:
0 points if box 1 does not contain a right answer
10 points if box 1 contains a right answer and box 2 the wrong answer
20 points if boxes 1 and 2 have right answers and box 3 the wrong answer
30 points if boxes 1, 2, and 3 have right answers and box 4 the wrong answer
40 points if boxes 1, 2, 3, and 4 contain right answers and box 5 the wrong answer
After doing all six questions, determine which students have scored the most points.
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.