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. War Movies
Spend a day in class watching clips from war films, both frivolous - The Longest Day, Pearl Harbor - and supposedly realistic - Saving Private Ryan, Platoon - and discuss how these narratives compare to Grossman's research. Do any of them adequately dramatize the intensely traumatic experience of killing or not being able to kill?
2. The Killer's Conscience
Often the guilt associated with killing is only presented as a peacetime phenomenon, and it is often presented as guilt associated with killing for the...
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