Friday, December 29, 2006
1 vs. 100
NBC's latest game show is a great fit for your Hebrew School classroom. I recommend you check out the rules at 1 vs. 100 and watch an episode of the show before playing this game in your classroom. The Hebrew name for this game can be "Achad Neged Mayah."
1) Supplies: A piece of paper and pencil for each student, a bag of M&M's
2) Figure out a way to pick students to play the part of the main contestants. You can pick names out of a hat, or award students who have excelled during that days' activities.
3) If you want students can take on the profiles of characters from the Torah, Jewish History, etc. I only suggest this because the show brings together different groups to serve in the mob as part of the 100.
Let's play Achad Neged Mayah!
The main contestant stands in the front of the classroom. He is competing against the rest of the students in the classroom. The rest of the students in the classroom are to serve as the mob.
Give the class a review question and tell them they have fifteen seconds to answer it on their paper. Tell them the first question is worth four points. On the show the questions are multiple choice, but the game will also work with open ended questions.
When the time is up check if the contestants answer is correct. If it is correct then see how many of the students "mob" got the question right. For every student in the mob who got the question wrong the contestant gets four points. These students are now out of the game. For example, if three students missed the question the contestant gets 12 points in the bank.
The contestant is now given the choice whether or not he would like to walk away with his earnings or try another question.
If the contestant wishes to continue, repeat the process with the mob students who are left. Increase the point value by four points each time you give a new question. The questions should get progressively harder.
The game ends if the contestant decides to take his winnings and leave, all the mob is out of the game, or if the contestant gets the answer wrong. If the contestant answers a question wrong then the mob who are left split the points in his bank account.
The points can then be turned in for M&M's
You should be able to go through a few different contestants during one game session.
Have a good idea about what to do with the students who get out of the game early send me an e-mail at Lasday@aol.com.