Life in the 1950s
Based on the book's setting, choose 3 things that you found interesting about the 1950s. Describe what kind of an experience you think it would be to live in that time period. Would you like it? Why or why not?
Interview with a Character
Choose a character from the book and write out an interview with them, including both the questions and their responses. The interview can take place at any time and you can use the information in the book to help speculate their answers.
Using the characters and events in the book, create a crossword puzzle. Be sure to include both the questions and answers along with how they fit in the puzzle.
The title of Bang the Drum Slowly was taken from the lyrics of a song. Select three other songs that you think contain lyrics that could...
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