Write a ghost story and bring it into class. In class close the curtains, turn off the lights, and read each other your stories.
Research some old carnival games and performances and try to recreate them in class. Try to set up as many stalls as possible.
Sethe is shocked when she hears the woman is called Beloved, because it is the same name as her dead daughter. Write a poem about how Sethe felt when she first heard her dead daughter's name.
Bring in an Object
The novel is set in the nineteenth century. Bring an object from home that reminds you of that period. Be prepared to present the object to the rest of the class.
Interview someone who lived before the Second World War, or just after, and ask them about racial issues then compared to today.
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