To analyze the role played by Martin Luther King in the modern-day civil rights movement.
1 class period
Choose three students to be Martin Luther King, Jr. Tell the three which one is the real King, but do not inform the other class members. It is NUMBER 2.
Next, ten students are chosen 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 Martin Luther King, Jr.. At this point, the one who always answered truthful is asked to step forward.
When the voting is taking place, ask the kids to give reasons for their choice.
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, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
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