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Examine the devastation that can come with colonialism. Defined here are the events that followed King Leopold's take over of the Belgian Congo. The treatment of native Congolese people, The Kurtz cult, and Joseph Conrad's observational novel, The Heart of Darkness are all discussed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Use this presentation throughout your unit or lecture series on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The first part of the slideshow provides a brief biography of Conrad, and is followed by a discussion on his more prominent themes. The last part of the presentation could accompany a class reading of Heart of Darkness, as it discusses key plot points and quotations from the novel.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, high schoolers respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on The Secret Keeper. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the bottom of the page.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Heart of Darkness Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
Heart of Darkness
Students interpret the resolution of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. In this literature lesson, students discuss the ending of the novella and Conrad's intentions in ending it the way he did. Students then write alternative endings for the story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Heart of Darkness: List Group Label Strategy
Heart of Darkness can challenge even the best readers. Here's a pre-reading strategy that will engage class members and provide background and context for Conrad's study of racism, savagery and imperialism. Class members brainstorm, list, sort, and group vocabulary they associate with "Africans.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Joseph Conrad: 1857-1924
An interesting glimpse of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, this presentation provides several pertinent quotes from the novel to support various themes. In the context of a larger unit, this powerpoint could be helpful; however, on its own it's simply a series of quotes from the book with a few quotes of critique at the end.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of the culture clash between an African society and European colonialism.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Heart of Darkness, Part 1
A good review after your class reads Parts 1 and 2 of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, these slides provide thematic details and important plot points, substantiated by relevant quotes from the text. This presentation could be easily broken up into at least two different lectures, as slides 1-18 cover Part 1 of the novel and slides 19-31 detail Part 2.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
It's All an Allusion: Identifying Allusions, in Literature and in Life
To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a New York Times literary allusions quiz and then consider the difference between recognizing the reference and understanding the implications.
11th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 36 Downloads
Who Invented Writing?
Cuneiforms and characters, hieroglyphics and cartouches, Morse code and Pig Latin. Who invented writing? Why, the Sumerians and the Chinese, of course. Viewers watch as the video narrator details the development of writing from art, which is drawing what you mean, to rebus writing, i.
4 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Stranger Redeemed: A Portrait of a Black Poet
Read and analyze poems by African-American authors. Using the text, they identify the various patterns, subjects, language and dialects used. Then team up to compare and contrast the various authors and define new vocabulary. The instructional activity concludes as the class researches the life of Langston Hughes.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel
Students are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related instructional activity Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 59 Downloads