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. Contemporary US Newspaper
Read a few articles from a contemporary US newspaper, and examine what distinct Americanisms are used, particularly those mentioned by H.L. Mencken in the 1920s.
2. Spelling Game
Play a game in which students have to identify whether a spelling is conventionally British or conventionally American.
3. Americanisms List
Create a list of all the definite Americanisms Mencken lists throughout The American Language. Indicate which are still relevant and used and which are now obsolete.
4. Opposite Day
Speak in the opposite (American or...
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