The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Drawing Movements
Using pictures, draw the various types of Sacks's movement throughout the book. For example, how did he hike up the mountain? How did he descend the mountain? What types of movements were possible following his injury?
2. Listening to Mendelssohn
Listen to Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. What thoughts/emotions do you have? How do these compare to Sacks's?
3. Writing Your Autobiography
"A whole life, a whole universe, had been compressed into these weeks: a density of experience neither given to, nor desired by, most men...
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