Watch the Movie
In 2004, WHILE I WAS GONE was produced as a film and aired on TV. Obtain a DVD of the film to compare and contrast it to the book.
The first part of the novel takes place in the late 1960s as America is experiencing free love, war protests, gay liberation, and radical shifts in music. Research this period in America and create a multimedia presentation of the clothes, food, music, and people during this time frame.
Sue Miller's Laptop
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Sue Miller's laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
WHILE I WAS GONE Soundtrack
Research the music of the 1960s and create a CD which could be a background for the housemates' lives in Cambridge.
Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about some aspect of the...
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