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. Samurai Study
Create a presentation explaining the Samurai Code to Westerners, who may not be familiar with the concept. Be sure to include relevant historical information.
Create a visual representation of the city of Nanking, drawing on the map given in the book and other sources. Remember that it needs to be 3D!
Turn the first few chapters of the book into a play. Include all important events, but don't trivialize any important information!
4. Songs of war
Find a classical piece of music--or...
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