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. Watch the Movie
A film of PAPILLON was made in 1973, starring Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière and Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega. Obtain a copy of the film and compare and contrast it with the book.
2. Coconuts and Condensed Milk
Bring some coconuts (or coconut milk) and condensed milk to class to share with the others to get a taste of Papillon's experience in solitary confinement.
3. France Travelogue
Create a travelogue about France, paying particular attention to Paris, an area important to Charriere's life...
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