Great Short Works of Herman Melville Fun Activities

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Fun 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. Billy Budd, the Movie

Attempts have been made to tell the story of Billy Budd on film. Watch one of the movies and compare it to the story you read.

2. Moby Dick in Art

How does the white whale of Melville's imagination compare with what biologists and oceanographers have taught us about the nature of whales? Draw Moby Dick with the character that Melville gives him, not that of scientific evidence. Then make another drawing of a sperm whale that is scientifically correct.

3. Stereotyping Chart

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