Things Fall Apart Curriculum Unit
Students research Nigeria, analyze characters and themes, and discuss Igbo folktales and proverbs. They consider gender roles, cultural patterns, and allusions. Activities also involve map study and recognition of elements of tragedy. Supplementary materials include a test, answer key, and list of additional resources.
- Critical thinking
- Social and cross-cultural skills
- Productivity and accountability
- Initiative and self-direction
Chinua Achebe’s most famous novel takes readers inside traditional Igbo culture in Nigeria and reveals the devastating effects of imperialism on indigenous cultures. The story focuses on the life and family of a remarkable, although not perfect, man. Readers see both the strengths and the limitations of a way of life that worked for the people for centuries.
Includes 12 Lesson Plans/17 Handouts.
Aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Grades 9-12,. High school. 80 Pages.
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