To study the life of Julius Caesar and the times in which he lived.
1 class period
Choose three students to be Julius Caesar. Tell the three which one is the real Caesar (answer in Teacher Instructions), but do not inform the other class members.
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 Julius Caesars 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 Julius Caesar. 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 will vote for the person they think is the real Julius Caesar. When the voting is taking place, 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.
MY EXPERIENCE USING TO TELL THE TRUTH GAMES:
At the beginning of the period, when I ask for the three class members to volunteer to be Julius Caesar, almost every hand goes up! I have found To Tell The Truth games to be very popular.