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Famous Person Name Game

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For this game you will need names of many famous people who
your students are likely to have heard of, and a one-minute
timer. Write each name on a
slip of paper and place it in a hat or a big envelope.
(A list of potential names will follow). Each student works
with a partner. One person gives clues to the other person about
the famous person, and the other person guesses. (The rest of the
students look on). The goal is to get the most names guessed correctly
in one minute.

Some names:
Confucius
Jane Goodall
Socrates
Elton John
Helen Keller
Frankenstein
Luciano Pavarotti
Cher
Salvador Dali
Leo Tolstoy
Jacques Cousteau
Karl Marx
Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Charles
Princess Diana
Pocahontas
Buddha
Claude Monet
Charles Manson
Neil Armstrong
Marie Curie
Stevie Wonder
Elizabeth Taylor
Mariah Carey
Wayne Gretsky
Maria Montessori
Alexander Graham Bell
Benito Mussolini
Joseph Stalin
Adolf Hitler
Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Mikhail Baryshnikov
George Bush
Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton
Chelsea Clinton
Julia Roberts
Michaelangelo
Slobodon Milosevic
Tiger Woods
Christopher Columbus
Ronald Reagan
John Glenn
Benjamin Franklin
Brad Pitt
Madeleine Albright
Hamlet
Batman
William Shakespeare
Ally McBeal
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mother Teresa
Frederick Chopin
Al Gore
Sir Isaac Newton
Marilyn Monroe
Jesus Christ
Mikhail Gorbachev
Boris Yeltsin
George Washington
Dracula
Thomas Jefferson
Nelson Mandela
Mark Twain
Ernest Hemingway
Mohandes K. Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
Woody Allen
Santa Claus
Margaret Thatcher
Robin Williams
Jerry Springer
Leonardo da Vinci
The Mona Lisa
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ricky Martin
Charlie Chaplin
Harrison Ford
Frank Sinatra
Thomas Edison
Homer Simpson
Oprah Winfrey
The Tooth Fairy
Santa Claus
Joan of Arc
Madonna
Ken Starr
Monica Lewinsky
Pope John Paul II
Cinderella
Sigmund Freud
James Bond
The Beatles
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Walt Disney
Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck
Michael Jackson
Steven Spielberg
The Dalai Lama
Tom Hanks
Napolean Bonaparte
Stephen King
Copernicus
Galileo
Vincent Van Gogh
Peter I Tchaikowsky
Yoko Ono
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mao Tse-Tung
Charles Darwin
Saddam Hussein
Elvis Presley
Bill Gates
Cleopatra
Albert Einstein

Obviously, not all of these names will be famous to all of
your students, but hopefully this list will help you think
of names relevant to your students' backgrounds.

--Karin Abell
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, North Carolina

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