Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel, and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Bengali Costume and Culture Day
Students should research the style of dress and culture of the Bengali people and celebrate a "Costume and Culture Day" in which students share their findings.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the character wear?
Traditional Bengali Food
Give students the opportunity to research the different dishes described in the novel. What are traditional dishes of Bangladesh? Allow students to bring...
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