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 Real Noboru Wataya
Throughout the novel, Toru Okada fixates on destroying Noboru Wataya, whom he considers to be a destructive influence on the political discourse of Japan. Looking at the descriptions of Wataya's appeal, make a list as a class of American politicians that are comparable. Is an American Wataya a Sarah Palin or a Dennis Kucinich?
2. From Japan's Vantage
Many films have been made about the Second World War from America's point of view. As a class, watch all or part of the...
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