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. Watch the Movie
In 1999, A MAP OF THE WORLD was made into a feature film starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. Obtain a DVD of the film to watch and then compare and contrast it to the book.
2. Lessons in Tolerance
Invite speakers from groups that teach tolerance such as the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union to class to speak about the principles of tolerance today and tomorrow.
3. A MAP OF THE WORLD Soundtrack
Research the music of the 1990's, especially for rural...
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