The narrator of A Thousand Splendid Suns describes many regional dishes in the novel. Conduct research on these dishes and set aside a day for students to bring a "pot-luck" dinner of different Afghan foods.
Women's Rights in Different Cultures
Conduct research and develop a presentation that looks at the rights and freedoms of women within different cultures historically. In what ways are early American cultural norms similar to the culture of women in the Middle East?
Map of Settings
Develop a map that indicates the major settings, refugee camps, etc. in A Thousand Splendid Suns. How far does Tariq travel with his family when he leaves Kabul?
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates...
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