Fun Classroom Activities
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. Historical Context
Betsey Brown is set in 1959, when the United States is exploring school integration. Research school integration and pick one figure that was prominent at this time. Present a short biography to the class about this person and then explain what you think Betsey's family would think of this person.
Chaos is a theme in the story, especially in the Brown household. Create an artistic representation of chaos as it applies to their home.
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