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. Weck up to Thees!
The merchant Elephantinos uses the expression "Wake up to this", which due to his accent comes out "Weck up to thees." Have students come up with new sayings for him, and wacky ways for his accent to distort them.
2. Greece vs. Persia
Have students write an essay contrasting the armies of Persia and Greece. Other than the size of the forces, what is the differences between them? What allows the Greeks to hold out as long as they did, and to...
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