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. Author Investigation
Research the life of David McCullough and write a short report of his biography.
Many artists have written beautiful poetry about the Brooklyn Bridge. Choose one scene or emotion in the play and write a poem that evokes that feeling.
3. Character List
The character list in this novel was extremely lengthy and confusing. Create a cheat-sheet of character names and the role they played in the novel.
Imagine that a reporter has come to New York to interview one of the...
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