The Things They Carried Fun Activities

Tim O'Brien
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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. Research Project

Reading a novel set in a heavy historical context requires some level of research for the reader's full understanding. Have students select one of the following questions an conduct historical research to give a balanced answer in a three-page essay.

What happened before we joined the war in Vietnam?

How did the U.S. get into the war, and what was our role?

How did we get out of the war and what is the legacy of the Vietnam War?

2. War and the...

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