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. Family Tree
Create two family trees for the Piper family, one reflecting Mercedes' beliefs of how the family was formed, and one reflecting how the family was actually formed. What is the same about these family trees? What is different? Write up a short report of your theories.
Do some research about the history of speakeasies in the United States during prohibition. How do you see these classic establishments reflected in the novel? Do you think this is an accurate representation? Why or why...
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