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.
Students should imagine that they are journalists living at the time of the 1960s and 1970s and write about what is happening during this time, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, the Vietnam War, and school segregation. Students should share their articles with the class.
Students should write an obituary for one of the people mentioned in Common Ground and summarize his or her life experiences, family information, and other pertinent information described in the book.
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