Joseph Conrad Teacher Resources
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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 century and compare it with the information they gather from the novel itself.
Students read from various sources and watch a video about the genocide in Rwanda. They, in groups, prepare additional information about the genocide.
Students read the story "Sharing in Africa". As a class, they brainstorm a list of holidays and celebrations in various cultures and identify the Congo on a world map. To end the lesson, they focus on one paragraph of the story, determine its meaning and answer comprehension questions.
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Students may check some of their answers online.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, high schoolers 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 bottom of the page.
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. Be sure and check out the riotous comments that conclude the lesson. They are full of sound and fury, but perhaps signify nothing.
Young scholars explore the concept of globalization. In this globalization lesson, students determine the benefits and costs of globalization as they participate in a simulation and complete worksheet activities.
Students are exposed to Achebe's first novel and learn strategies of close reading and textual analysis. Teaching Through the Novel.
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 concludes as the class researches the life of Langston Hughes.
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 lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
In this characterization worksheet, students identify 7 characters from George Orwell's Animal Farm as they expose each as a main or subordinate character, reveal the character's motivation and main conflict, and note how the character and his motivations have affected the plot.
In this allegory worksheet, young scholars examine the subgenre of allegory as they read a brief description of it and complete a graphic organizer with their observations of the use of allegory in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
Students examine the lives of refugees. In this human rights lesson, students use the provided refugee cards to play games that require them to learn details about the lives of the refugees.
Students complete a unit of lessons on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. They analyze the plot, themes, and characterization, relate songs to thematic issues, develop plot summaries and translations, and compare the play to a movie version.
Students read short stories that are related to adolescent issues and behaviors. In groups, they review the elements of a short story and vocabulary they might need while reading. To end the lesson, they read "Sir Tatton Sykes" character sketch and write their own short story to accompany it.
In this Heart of Darkness comprehension check instructional activity, high schoolers respond to 10 short answer questions covering pages 18-31 of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad in order to help them better understand the novel.
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 journal activity.
Young scholars research how the field of war correspondence has evolved. In this war correspondence lesson, students read chapter's from Edith Wharton's book Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort. Young scholars investigate an American correspondent's experiences during World War I. Students create and present their own correspondence report.