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. Glue Sniffing
Visit the World Race website at http://matthewsnyder.theworldrace.org/?filename=how-to-sniff-glue to understand why young people in Africa sniff glue and the impact it has on their lives.
2. Hear the Author Read a Story
Visit the website http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91398323 to hear Uwem Akpan read the opening of the story, "Fattening for Gabon."
3. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM Soundtrack
Research the music of the late-20th century in Africa and create a CD to share with...
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