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. First Families
Research the first families who founded your community. Write a one-page paper on your findings.
2. Simplify Your Life
Spend one day without several modern conveniences, such as a cell phone, ipod, television, or radio. Write an essay reflecting on that day and how you felt without these various forms of technology.
3. Agriculture in Your Area
Bring in a farmer as a guest speaker to share information with the class about farming in your community.
4. Bird Research
Research a bird that is native to...
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