Using magazine clippings and found objects, make a collage that represents the imagery presented by Hurston in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Give students clues as to where different symbolic objects from the novel are hidden throughout the school campus (trees, photos of a mule, a satin dress, etc.). Over the course of teaching the novel, reward students who find the most symbols. Use coupons or helpers at different sites to verify that students are finding them.
Who would you cast in a movie version of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and why?
Look at a map of Florida and plot the different places where Janie has lived.
Give students 1-2 weeks to create a piece of art using a poster board or any medium they choose. The piece should represent a character, theme, or other element from the novel...
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