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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...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
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,...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts 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 lesson...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel
Pupils 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 lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
What Sharing Really Means
Young scholars examine the meaning of generosity and how sharing can be a cultural trait. In this cultural trait lesson, students read a text about the culture of generosity in Africa. Young scholars complete a discussion activity and...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Bridging the Centuries: Teaching the Nineteenth Century English Novel Today
Students compare and contrast the elements used in the 19th century British novel and those novels in American society today. In groups, they brainstorm what it might have been like to be a teenager growing up in England during the 19th...
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions based on Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts