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. The Story of Hitler
Have students write up their own story as to what they think Hitler's upbringing was like, as referenced in the beginning of the novel.
2. What Happened to Italy in the War?
Have students research what happened to Italy during the war. Map out a time line of Italy's involvement as well as the sides it was on at any given point.
3. The Many Faces of Renzo
Have students come to class dressed as one of Renzo's identities. Can the other students...
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