Cast a Film
Imagine that you are a casting director for a film adaptation of American Rust. Develop a cast list of contemporary actors whom you would place in the title roles. Discuss why these actors are your choices to play the main characters from the story.
Map Isaac's Journey
Create a map that shows the journey that Isaac undertakes when he leaves Buell after the murder. Where does Isaac go, how does he travel, and where does he end up?
History of Fayette County
Develop a research project on the history of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. How accurate are the author's descriptions of this community in the novel? How has the economy in this region changed in the past 50 years?
Create your own version of a news article detailing the murder trial of Billy Poe in the novel.
Create a mock trial in class...
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