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. Jamaican History
Research the history of Jamaica and how it was ruled by the British. Write a report discussing what you learned.
2. Biographical Sketch of Author
Write a biographical sketch of Kerry Young, the author of Pao.
3. Shanty Town Diorama
Create a diorama of a shanty town.
4. Map It
Use a blackline map to show places that Pao and his family lived and traveled.
5. Tai Chi
Learn how to perform some basic tai chi movements and perform them for the class.
6. Read Sun Tzu
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