Draw the Map
In studying the Oklahoma Panhandle and the Okies' journey west, students should take an opportunity to draw a detailed map of the region and geography.
Cast a Film
Ask students to cast the individuals from the text as though it were a film from actors today. Why would they choose who they choose? Describe their vision of the characters.
Write a Poem or Song
Ask students to write a poem (or song) from the point of view of one of the individuals from the text, be it Mr. Hart or one of the Okie children. The poem or song comes from that individual's point of view.
Ask students to make a collage from old magazines, newspapers, etc. from the point of view of a person from the text. The collage should represent this individual in terms of emotion, clothing, and interests. It can be...
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