The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade Fun Activities

Thomas Lynch
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 124 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Fun Activities

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. Map Work

On U.S. and world maps, have the students locate and mark Milford, Michigan; West Clare, Ireland; London, England; the Lesser Antilles; and the gulf coast of Florida (all locations visited in the book).

2. Predict A City's Death Rate

Using the statistics found in Chapter 1 (where Lynch described 1,000 people left in a room for one year), determine the annual death rate of a city with a population of 500,000. Predict how many people would die and in what ways over the course of the...

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