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 how it relates to the text.
Prison Research Paper
Give students the opportunity to conduct research and complete a brief paper discussing the conditions of prison life during the 1970s. How were the conditions at Attica when compared to the prison where Gantos was housed in Kentucky?
Give students the opportunity to conduct research and complete a brief paper discussing the racial relations in both the United States and in St. Croix during the early 1970s. How did these settings relate?
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...
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