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. Design a Stamp
Many stamps are designed to honor a special person for sports accomplishments, works of art, etc. Design a stamp commemorating Styron for his lifetime accomplishments, primarily his work/interest in depression.
Styron has several friends he admired. One of them was Romain Gary, who he admired for several reasons, including caring for his ex-wife in her deepest depression. Write a eulogy that Styron might have written for Gary, detailing the variety of reasons he mentioned in the book for admiring him...
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