American Sphinx Fun Activities

Joseph Ellis
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 103 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 Celebrity Life

If Jefferson lived today, what would his lavish celebrity life look like? Write an article, including a photograph or drawing, for a pop culture magazine to give information about everyone's favorite politician.

2. The Power of DNA

Jefferson is accused of fathering at several of Sally Hemings' children, and DNA evidence proves that at least one is his child. Write an advice column letter to Jefferson on how to handle these accusations and this illicit affair.

3. Jefferson Has Arrived!

Draw a picture of...

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