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. Abandonment in Visual Art
Create a piece of visual art that represents the inevitable abandonment of a mother. You may use paints, sketching, collage, or sculpture.
2. Reaching for Oneness
Bring in or describe an example of something in which you lose yourself, momentarily restoring "original bliss." This could be something from nature, a piece of art, a poem for meditation, or a religious icon -- anything that bridges the loss of the mother-child oneness.
3. Tug of War Poem
Write a poem describing the tug of...
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