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. Historical Timeline
Much is known about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's. Create a dual time-line of one of the character's lives in this collection and a time-line of the backdrop of what was going on in the South at the same time. Then, write up a short analysis comparing / contrasting these sweeping historical events with the events of your individual character.
Come to school dressed in the costume of one of the characters in this short story collection. Divide the class into...
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