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. Parent Interview
Much of the central conflict in "Taft" concerns parents' anxiety surrounding their children. Have students in class interview either their own or someone else's parents about the anxiety they felt when having children. What did thy fear they would mess up? What joys and challenges did they experience?
2. Taft of an Earlier Age
The narrative of "Taft" is compelling in part because it is told in the present day, with the ghost of Jim Crow fading. As a class, discuss how this narrative...
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