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. Freedom out west
Give the students a blank map of the United States. Each student is to draw a timeline on the map that starts from right to left. The east coast represents the early 1600s and moves into the dawn of the 19th century as it moves westward toward Kansas. Include events that relate to black history in America. Events from the play should also be included.
2. Five freedoms
Bring a large poster to the classroom. Have each student trace their hand on the...
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