Draw a Person
Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the narrative. 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?
Have students research the period style of dress from the book (through artwork or descriptions in the text) and create (with parents' permission) a version of a costume that resembles this period. Students can bring costumes to class for a costume day.
Draw the Setting
Have students create their own vision of the setting for the narrative. How do they imagine Hameln? Hamburg?
Have students look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the narrative and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and...
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