Split the class into two teams. A player from each team will act out an event or a person from the book without making any sounds. The player that is acting must write down what they are acting out and fold the paper where no one can see it. Both teams get to guess, and the first team to guess correctly wins a point. Have the teams take turns sending someone up.
Paint a picture of the USS Mobile Bay, based on O'Rourke's vivid description.
O'Rourke is a journalist, and when his book was written, he wrote for Rolling Stone. Pretend you are a journalist. What publication would you want to write for? What types of issues would you write about? Be prepared to present your answer to the class.
Design a flier for an imaginary housing rally you are hosting in Washington, DC...
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