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. Sweet Samovar
Research the Russian samovar, mentioned in many of the stories. What is its history? Who uses one? What are the rituals and traditions that go along with its use?
2. St. Petersburg
Research the city of St. Petersburg. What different names has it been called during which time periods? Why? What famous art museum is there? Who built the museum?
3. Politics of Russia
What was the government system in Russia in the nineteenth century? What were the different social classes? Where was the highest...
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