Give students an opportunity to watch the film of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues starring Uma Thurman. After students have viewed the film, they should write a paper discussing the differences between the two versions of the story.
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the characters wear?
Have students in groups of two come to the front of the class. One student will...
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