To study the life and times of one of the outstanding men of the Renaissance period.
1 class period
Three students are chosen to be Galileo and only these three are told which one is the real Galileo. All remaining class members will not be told until after the game. The answer is in the Teacher Instructions.
Next, thirteen other students are chosen to ask one question each during the game. They will be assigned a number from 1 to 13. This is the number of the question they will ask when the game begins.
After every question, the three Galileos will each give an answer. “Number 1” will always answer first, “Number 2” second, and “Number 3” third. Only one of the three is really Galileo. The real one will always tell the truth when answering questions. The other two will only tell the truth once in awhile. After all questions have been asked, class members vote for the person they think is the real Galileo. When the voting is taking place, you can ask the kids to give reasons for their choice.
This game is played like a television game show. The teacher is the “MC,” or Master of Ceremonies. The people who ask questions are the “panelists.”
Once the TO TELL THE TRUTH game is finished, students will answer a series of true/false questions based on information they learned during game.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.