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. The Exploration Game
Before class, draw a large map of an imaginary world. Make sure to include plenty of ocean and continents with a variety of terrains. Include one relatively small continent in the middle of the map. Make a second copy of this map with just the central continent showing on a grid on a paper that is at least four feet square, preferably larger. Divide the class into groups, and number them off. Assign each group a color, and allow them to create...
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