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.
Using clues from the text, view a map of Oklahoma and try to find a plausible location for the fictional town of Ruby.
2. U.S. History
Conduct some research and prepare a report on actual all-black towns in U.S. history.
3. Related Reading
Read another of Toni Morrison's novels and give a presentation to the class.
4. Plot and Timeline
Examine the text to find out what year Ruby was founded and then make a timeline of important events in U.S. history over the...
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