Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Fun Activities

Matt Taibbi
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 129 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.

Draw a Person from the Narrative

Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the text. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the persons wear?

Other Works

Give students an opportunity to read one of Matt Taibbi's other works and write a comparative paper discussing the similarities and differences in style, themes, and structure.

Improvised Interview

Have students in groups of two come to the front of the class. One student will act as "Interviewer" and the...

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