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.
Show clips from Puccini's Madame Butterfly. There are several clips to be found on YouTube, or you may rent it off of Netflix. Show the climaxes of each Act that are illustrated by Gallimard within the play of M. Butterfly, namely, the marriage scene, Sharpless' encounter with Butterfly and her child and Butterfly's suicide. Hold a discussion afterward comparing the story to that of M. Butterfly.
2. Crossdressing Culture Shock
Show clips of famous movies that involve cross-dressing as a major part of the plot...
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