The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History Fun Activities

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Fun Activities

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. Man of Many Words

Armies of the Night stands at a perfect mid-point between Mailer's journalism and his fiction. Spend a class reading some of Mailer's work for the Village Voice and selections from some of his fiction, The Executioner's Song and The Naked and the Dead. How do they compare to this novel?

2. Self as a Character

Norman Mailer goes about the fraught process of turning himself into a character in his own novel. As a class, have each student imagine she is writing...

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