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.
Students should choose a medium such as sculpture, painting, sketching or another form and create a representation of one of the people mentioned, such as Stalin, Krushchev, Masha, Solomon or another pertinent figure in "The Gates of November". When complete, students should share artwork with the class and discuss why this person was significant.
Students should imagine that they are journalists living during the persecution by the KGB, World War II, the Six Day War or another major event described in "The Gates...
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