To become familiar with the life of Theodore Roosevelt and the times in which he lived.
1 class period
Give each student a copy of pages 116A - 116E.
Choose three students to be Theodore Roosevelt. Tell the three which one is the real Roosevelt, but do not inform the other class members. It is NUMBER 1.
Select fifteen students to be panelists. They will each ask an assigned question between 1 and 15. At the end of the game, these panelists and the other class members will vote for the person they think is the real Theodore Roosevelt. At this point, the Roosevelt who always answered truthful (NUMBER 1) is asked to step forward.
When the voting is taking place, ask students to give reasons for their choice.
Once the TO TELL THE TRUTH game is finished, students will answer 18 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.
Of the numbers TO TELL THE TRUTH games that I have written, this is my favorite one.
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 Theodore Roosevelt, 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, Chief Joseph, and Martin Luther King, Jr.-