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. Populating Hell
Dante uses biblical, classical, and contemporary references as he populates his circles of Hell. After covering each circle, have students in class bring in photos of modern public figures whom they think belong in each circle of Hell. Keep a map of Hell in class and post it in class, adding the photos to each circle.
2. Create a Circle
Have students in class think of something about everyday life that annoys them. Each student should write a canto in terza rima describing the...
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