1. Sethe's story is based on an actual slave mother, Margaret Garner, who killed her child rather than see it returned to slavery. Research Margaret Garner's story and write a report describing the similarities and differences between it and Beloved.
2. Create a timeline documenting the events that occur in Beloved.
3. Construct a Web site that other students reading Beloved could use. The Web site should include a page about major themes in the book, a page about Toni Morrison, and a page about slavery in the United States.