To become familiar with the life of Chief Joseph and the role he played in the conflict between the Indians and white man.
1 class period
Give each student a copy of pages 93A - 93D.
Choose three students to be Chief Joseph. Tell the three which one is the real Chief Joseph, but do not inform the other class members. It is NUMBER 1.
Choose ten students to be panelists. They will each ask an assigned question. At the end of the game, these panelists and the other class members will vote for the person they think is the real Chief Joseph. At this point, the real one will be asked to step forward.
When the voting is taking place, ask the students to give reasons for their choice.
Once the TO TELL THE TRUTH game is finished, students will answer 12 true/false questions based on information they learned during game.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.
MY EXPERIENCE USING THIS LESSON WITH MY STUDENTS:
At the beginning of the period, when I ask for the three class members to volunteer to be Chief Joseph, almost every hand goes up. That happens because TO TELL THE TRUTH games are very popular. Several other TO TELL THE TRUTH games are available on Hernando Cortes, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.