A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 Fun Activities

Sylvia Nasar
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Film

Give students the opportunity to watch the film adaptation of A Beautiful Mind. After viewing, students should complete a brief paper discussing the differences in the book and movie. Did they feel the film portrayed Nash honestly?

News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.

Draw a Person from the Narrative

Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the text. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the person wear?

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