The Namesake Fun Activities

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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. Homes

Construct models or draw pictures of the inside of a typical home in India similar to that of the Ganguli family's relatives in India. Make a second model of a another home in America decorated in a way the Ganguli family might decorate theirs.

2. A Play

Write and produce a play with two or three characters in which Gogol Ganguli is starting Middle School and explaining his heritage and life story to two new American friends.

3. Clothing

Find or create a sari and explain...

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