Make a Mini Quilt
Ms. Johnson in "Everyday Use" has family heirloom quilts stitched by her maternal ancestors. Make a mini quilt to represent your idea of the quilts the Johnson family has. Be prepared to show your quilt to the rest of the class.
Cook a Soul Food Meal
When Dee visits her family in "Everyday Use," the family enjoys a traditional African American meal consisting of sweet potatoes, collard greens, corn bread and chitlings. Cook a traditional African American meal like the one Ms. Johnson prepares for Maggie, Dee and Hakim-a-barber and share it with the rest of the class.
Cast a Movie
Imagine you're a movie director casting a movie version of "Everyday Use." Which actors and actresses would you choose for each role and why? Be prepared to share your answers and the reasons you chose each actor with the rest of the class...
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