Most teachers of English Language Learners are familiar with the “Telephone” game — you whisper a sentence into a student’s ear and they have to whisper it into another student’s ear and so on — to see what the last person has to say. Usually, it’s done in two “teams” to see who comes up with the most accurate sentence at the end. It’s a fun speaking activity, and everybody always has a good time.
Scientific American has posted an article about the game and they share a number of useful follow-up activities and questions that would make it an excellent lesson for Theory of Knowledge students. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t previously made the connection….
And some of those questions could also be raised to English Language Learners.