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. Write a Scene in a Play.
Write a one-act play from one scene in THE DIAMOND MINE.
2. Cast a Movie.
Choose current day actors and actresses for a movie version of this short story.
3. Attend an Opera.
Attend an opera, preferably one mentioned in the short story and write a one-page response to the opera.
4. Diorama of the Titanic.
Create a diorama of the Titanic.
5. Musical Composition.
Write a very short musical composition with or without lyrics and present to the class.
6. Historical Facts of...
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