The America Play, and Other Works Fun Activities

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 152 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. Black History in America

Given the central themes of identity and race which are prevalent in the works of Suzan-Lori Parks, students are to conduct research and complete an essay which examines the major historical events depicted and referenced in the plays, such as the Emancipation Proclamation, Civil Rights Movement, assassination of Lincoln, etc.

2. News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the plays and/or essays and bring it to class. They will present...

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