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. Alternative characters.
While the Overlords are described as satanic, write an alternative description of the Overlords, using as your vision something you find really, really frightening.
2. The Overmind.
Pretending that you are the Overmind, write a description of yourself as you perceive yourself.
3. What shuttle?
Since the novel was written in the early 1950's, Clarke's image of an American spacecraft was significantly different from NASA's shuttle. Sketch what Clarke's spacecraft must have looked like.
4. Off-duty time.
Describe, in a couple of paragraphs, what the Overlords...
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