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. Watch the Movie
THE HUMAN COMEDY was produced as a film in 1943. Obtain a DVD of the movie and compare and contrast it to the book.
2. California Travelogue
Create a travelogue about the San Joaquin Valley in California, the setting for the story. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful area of the country.
3. Dinner with William Saroyan
Imagine that you could have dinner with William Saroyan and some of the characters...
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