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. Finding your Own Family Roots.
This story is in many ways the story of many American families. Have students research their own ancestry to determine how their family arrived here and what struggles some of their ancestors had to overcome. Students should be prepared to share.
2. Discovering the History of Asheville, NC (Altamont)
Altamont is based upon a real town in North Carolina. The town is Asheville and it has an interesting history. Have students find out what they can about Asheville and share their...
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