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. Paint a Miniature
Imagine you are Nicholas Hilliard or another painter in Queen Elizabeth's court. Using watercolors, paint a miniature portrait of the queen or one of her prospective husbands.
2. Write a Journal Entry
Select any scene from Elizabeth the Great and write a journal entry describing that scene from the perspective of the Earl of Leicester, the Earl of Essex, Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Burleigh or any of the other men in Queen Elizabeth's life.
3. Compose a Secret Letter
Espionage was an integral component...
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