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. Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion
Do some online research to learn more about the slave Nat Turner who headed the slave rebellion in August of 1831, and then create a presentation to share with the class.
2. Fugitive Slave Law
Do some research on the Fugitive Slave Law passed in 1850 and create a presentation to share with the class.
3. Mary E. Lyons' Typewriter
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Mary E. Lyons' typewriter. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
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