Listen to Ragtime Music
In class play a CD of Scott Joplin's ragtime music.
Watch the Movie
RAGTIME starring James Cagney is an award winning movie based on the novel that can be enjoyed on DVD.
Make scrapbooks of pictures and information about Harry Houdini, J. Pierpont Morgan, Henry Ford, President Taft, and Scott Joplin.
Play End of the Line
Make a chart with all the stops on the train from the time Tateh and The Girl leave their flat until they arrive in Lawrence, Mass. Divide into teams and create questions from the novel to ask the other team. Every right answer moves the team to the next stop on the chart. The team that reaches Lawrence first is the winner.
Bring in the Bunting
Find red, white, and blue bunting and decorate the top of the classroom walls. (Creme paper can be used in...
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