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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 5: The Tragic Hero

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Should identifying a tragic hero be based on a universal definition or a definition based on the morals and values of a specific culture? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Sylvia Plath's "Colossus" and then...
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Things Fall Apart

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Okonkwo's life, family, actions, and culture are the focus of a literary crossword puzzle. As high schoolers finish Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, they answer the clues to review key details from the tragic tale.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 13: Unit Culmination - Symposium

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To conclude a unit on the concept of diversity in world literature, class members conduct a symposium on "African Literature in Global Perspectives." In order to earn a spot on the panel, individuals craft an original thesis that...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 12: Author's Purpose - Yeats and Achebe

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Is there such a thing as fate/luck? Can one fight destiny? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe's purpose in writing Things Fall Apart, class members answer these questions from Achebe's point of view and then from William Butler...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 11: The Historical/Biographical Approach to Literature

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
How affected is Thinks Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe's personal biography? Using a four corners strategy, and evidence from their readings, class members debate the degree of biographical influence in Achebe's novel.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 10: Author's Purpose Seminar

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Why did Chinua Achebe write "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" in response to Conrad's novel? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members conduct a socratic seminar focused on Achebe's purpose and...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 9: Debating Imperialism

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To gain an understanding of Imperialism, class members read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden" and Mark Twain's essay, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness." Groups compare these perceptions of non-white cultures with the...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 7: Cultural Commentary

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class groups develop a multimedia presentation in response to the question, "In what ways does Achebe use literature as a means to express and comment on culture and history?"
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 4: Proverbs

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
"Eneke the bird says since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching." As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Paul Hernadi and Francis Steen's essay, "The Tropical Landscapes...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 3: Igbo Culture

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
What cultural concepts must readers understand in order to connect to Things Fall Apart? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe’s novel, class members research Nigeria and the Igbo culture to create a collaborative, web-based, annotated...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 2: Key Themes - The Second Coming

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
How does the cultural context of Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, connect to the context of William Bulter Yeats' poem, "The Second Coming" from which Achebe drew his title? Class members use the Syncon (synergistic convergence)...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 1: Unit Introduction

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To launch a unit study of the concept of diversity in World Literature, class members compare Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" and Richard Rodriguez's essay, "The Chinese in All of Us: A...
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Things Fall Apart: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you could pick characteristics you would want your child to possess, what would they be? To better understand Okonkwo, one of the key characters in Things Fall Apart, class groups engage in an activity that asks them to consider this...
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Things Fall Apart: Bloom’s Taxonomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Promote critical thinking and literary analysis with a short activity. Readers of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart respond to a series of questions modeled on Bloom's Taxonomy.    
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Things Fall Apart: Is Okonkwo a Tragic Hero?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Oedipus, Hamlet, Marlow, Gatsby, Okonkwo? Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to justify Okonkwo’s classification as a tragic hero by providing examples of his noble status, the mixture of good and bad in his personality, the fatal...
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Understanding a Pivotal Chapter

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Things happen. Events in Chapter 7 of Things Fall Apart are pivotal and not only affect the relationship between Okonkwo and Nwoye and Okonkwo and Ogbuefi Exeudu, but generate consequences for Okonkwo as well. Readers are asked to...
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Things Fall Apart: Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th
What is a magic vocabulary square? Use this newly popular method of reviewing vocabulary to engage your class. There's some tricky vocabulary in Things Fall Apart; front-load words like impending, impudent, and pacified to ease the...
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Things Fall Apart: Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking Processes

For Students 9th - 11th
One of the things that makes Bloom's Taxonomy so effective is that it works off different levels of understanding. Test your readers' knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation with these short questions....
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Things Fall Apart: Research, Writing & Presentation Project

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A great resource for your unit on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Small groups conduct research about related topics (list included), write papers, present PowerPoint slide shows, and take a student-created test. Fill in a few gaps to...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 6: Culture Clash

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To prepare for a Quickwrite on the question, "How do different points of view create cultural conflicts?" class groups draw examples of religious, cultural, and political conflicts from Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible to use...
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Things Fall Apart: Fascinating Folk Tales

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
As part of a study of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, class members read several folk tales from Nelson Mandela’s collection of Favorite African Folktales, use the provided template to analyze the story, and present their findings to...
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Things Fall Apart: Proverbs De-Mystified

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
”Proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.” Proverbs from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are the focus of a worksheet that ask groups to examine a series of proverbs taken from the novel. Prior to reading, the groups...
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Things Fall Apart: A Man of Prestige

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Good characters are complex and their actions contradictory. Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to record details from the first four chapters of Chinua Achebe’s novel that indicate Okonkwo’s achievements and status, as well as...
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Things Fall Apart: Character Foils

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Character foils in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are the focus of an exercise that asks readers to use a Venn diagram to collect details from the novel that reveal the similarities and differences between Okonkwo and Unoka....