Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the book, and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.
Draw a Person from the Narrative
Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the text. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the persons wear?
Give students an opportunity to read one of Eric Foner's other works, and then write a comparative paper discussing the similarities and differences in style, themes, and structure.
Students should research the style of dress from different locations in the text and create (with parents' permission) a version...
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