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. Listen to Ragtime Music
In class play a CD of Scott Joplin's ragtime music.
2. Watch the Movie
RAGTIME starring James Cagney is an award winning movie based on the novel that can be enjoyed on DVD.
3. Make Scrapbooks
Make scrapbooks of pictures and information about Harry Houdini, J. Pierpont Morgan, Henry Ford, President Taft, and Scott Joplin.
4. 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...
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