Play Mafia or Werewolf Game
You can find the rules of this game on Wikipedia. The game involves killing off innocents or mafia until only one remains. This game will give an idea of the political circumstances during the time of Machiavelli.
Italian Renaissance Poster or Bulletin Board
Bring illustrations of art, fashion, and transportation during the Italian Renaissance. Students with art ability should create their own drawings. Put all of these up on a large poster or bulletin board to remain up during the study of THE PRINCE.
Truth or Consequences
Have the class do an experiment for one day in which they must tell the absolute truth all day long. In class discuss the results of that experiment.
Play a regular game of Chess with the exception that when a Queen is captured, the money for her ransom is used to buy the pawns...
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