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. Mapquest Sparta
Research Sparta, Georgia, the inspiration for the story's setting. Include geographical information and statistics about the population.
2. Jean Toomer
Create a site dedicated to Toomer. Include links, facts, and biographical information.
3. Louisa's Blog
Write a blog from Louisa's perspective. Include relevant and interesting links about her likes and dislikes, her dreams and aspirations.
4. Campaign to End Racism
Create a campaign to end racism. It can include a fundraiser to raise awareness, a school meeting to discuss issues about race, an art project or...
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