Cast a Film
Create a cast-list for the novel as thought it were adapted for film. What actors would you choose to portray the characters in The Bluest Eye? Why?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Study in Segregation
The time period in which The Bluest Eye is set is the 1940s, when segregation was still very much a part of life in America. Develop a study examining how the dissolution of segregation in schools impacted both black and white students in the U.S.
Draw a Character
Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. How do you envision the character dressing? What attributes and/or flaws are described in...
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