Fun Classroom Activities
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. Movie Script
Write a movie script for an abridged version of the novel.
2. Music CD
Research the music of the 1920's - 1970s and create a CD which could be a background for the lives of Hettie, Hurry, Teresa, Rod, and Manfred.
3. City Study
Do some research about Johannesburg and South Africa mentioned in "Gold Mine". How does the country compare today to Smith's description?
Draw a scene from "Gold Mine" and explain what it means to you....
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