The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood 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. Timeline

Using information from the book and from class research, draw up a timeline for the book. Begin with the Huxley family's arrival in Africa and their voyage to Thika for settlement, and continue until the outbreak of World War I and Elspeth's return to England. The class will need to research Elspeth Huxley's life to see if she ever returned to Africa after the war.

2. Colonial Map

As a class, review European colonization of Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Using a...

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