A Wake for Billy
Have the students hold their own wake for Billy complete with food and beverages at an appropriate and convenient location.
Long Island House Diorama
Much important activity in the book occurs in the Long Island house. Create a diorama of the house as you envision it.
Imagine that you could have a conversation with McDermott's laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
Billy's Trip to Ireland
Billy visited Ireland in 1975. Do some research online to determine a two-week itinerary for Billy as well as costs if he were to make the trip today.
The Music of Billy's Life
Research the music of the 1940s though the 1990s and create a CD which could be a background for the lives of Billy, his family and friends.
Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about...
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