Comparison of Decades
Give students an opportunity to compare the pseudo-events described in the text to pseudo-events today. What are the differences in today's media and celebrities?
The Hilton Empire
Have students write a comparative paper examining the origins of the Hilton empire and Conrad Hilton's first hotel to Paris Hilton and her empire today. How are each pseudo-events?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text 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 Text
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...
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