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. Alternate Ending
Divide into groups and choose characters you would like to represent. Each group should take turns improvising a different ending to Murder in the Cathedral. Think of a different way the Knights, the Priests, the Chorus, Becket, etc. could have changed the outcome of the play and act them out.
2. Tragedy to Comedy
T.S. Eliot's play is tragic in nature; discuss how to change the setting, plot and characters so that the play becomes a comedy.
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