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. GOLDEN BOY Soundtrack
Research the music of the 1930s, especially in the Northeast, and create a CD to share with the class.
2. Boxing Match
If appropriate for your area, have the students attend a local boxing match to see what Joe's world may have been like. If attendance is not feasible, watch a match on TV and try to catch the excitement that fueled Joe for so many years.
3. Depression Diorama
Research the Great Depression of the United States in the 1930s and create a...
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