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. SNL with Voltaire
"Saturday Night Live" is a popular sketch comedy program that deals with satirizing modern issues just as Voltaire did in his time. Students will work in groups to make an SNL-type skit that parodies one of the issues that Voltaire satirizes in his text, making it contemporary for a modern audience.
FInd pictures of miters and san benitos and make collages representing the unintentional pageantry of an auto-da-fé.
3. Cunégonde's Diary
Select one of Cunégonde's adventures and write a few...
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