Wall Collage of Ellison
Print up photos from the internet or dictionaries of Ellison. Have the class make a wall collage.
Music for each chapter
Most essays have some mention of music. Prior to each study session, have the students look through the coming chapter and find artists, songs and so on that are mentioned. Assign songs/artists to different students and challenge them to find the music (CD/records etc.). Have them bring in examples and play them in the background as the class is conducted.
Write about which essay referred to in this book was your favorite and why.
PBS Movie on Ellison's life
Watch a documentary on Ellison, "Ralph Ellison, An American Journey" 87 minutes, 2002, by Producer/Writer/Director: Avon Kirkland. It is available through the company California Newsreel.
Design a T-Shirt using a quote from "Shadow and Act." If possible, they...
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