Watch the Movie
THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE was released as a film in 1991 starring Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, and Rod Steiger. Obtain a copy of the film and compare and contrast it with the book.
Create a travelogue about Georgia, the state where many of the stories take place. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events, and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful state.
Amelia's Cafe Diorama
Let the students create a diorama or drawing of Amelia's cafe.
Dinner at the Cafe
Imagine that you are having dinner at Amelia's cafe. Who else would you invite? What would you talk about? What would you order? What music selections would you listen to?
Dress the Part
Do some research on clothing styles of the 1940s when the stories take place. Download images from the Internet on royalty-free...
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