Joseph Conrad Teacher Resources
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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.
Students interpret the resolution of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. In this literature activity, 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.
Students 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.
High schoolers 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 plan 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, learners 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, students 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.
Young scholars 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.
Learners 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 instructional activity, they read "Sir Tatton Sykes" character sketch and write their own short story to accompany it.
In this literary analysis instructional activity, students thoroughly respond to 16 short answer questions from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, pages 47-62.
In this Heart of Darkness comprehension check activity, students 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.
Learners 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. Learners complete a discussion activity and journal activity.
Students 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. Students investigate an American correspondent's experiences during World War I. Students create and present their own correspondence report.
Young scholars examine the 2004 European elections. In this current events lesson, students visit the noted Web sites to consider the pros and cons of expanding the European Union.
Learners discuss their fears of terrorism. In this terrorism lesson, students discuss the Madrid terror attacks, the history of terrorism, and share coping strategies.
Tenth graders examine the genocide in Rwanda. In this Genocide activity, 10th graders analyze a video on genocide. Students create a timeline of events during the Rwanda Genocide.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Conrad's Lord Jim. Students may submit their answers to be scored.