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.
Research the Uruguayan Carnival. What are some of the traditions? What is the history behind Carnival? Is it understandable why it is so important for Magda to go?
2. The True Stories
To get a better idea of the historical figures in this novel, research Dan Mitrione, Che Guevara or Geoffrey Jackson. Do you think he was used well in this story?
3. Extra, Extra! Read All About It!
Pretend that you are a reporter for the main newspaper in Uruguay. How would you report on...
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