In the Innocent, Leonard and Maria learn to jive. Students should study the type of jiving that was popular in occupied Germany and learn a dance that would have been danced at that time.
Students should recreate the meal that Leonard and Maria have to celebrate their engagement and share their recipes with the class.
Based on the descriptions given in the book, students should come up with their own creative rendering of the floorplan or either Leonard or Maria's apartment.
The Innocent includes many minor characters, some of which are only mentioned once. Have students look through the novel and identify as many characters as they can find and create a matching game where the characters are matched with a brief description of them found in the book. As a class, play the matching game with a lesson that focuses on characterization...
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