Students read several African folktales and determine when to follow the directions of others and when to disregard them. They discuss why it is never too late to show gratitude for a kindness.
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Things Fall Apart: Fascinating Folk Tales
As part of a study of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, class members read several folk tales from Nelson Mandela’s collection of Favorite African Folktales, use the provided template to analyze the story, and present their findings to...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Similarities Between African Folktales And French Folktales
Students study the importance of the Storyteller in ancient times as well as in modern times. They realize that this is an art essential to the development and evolution of the mind and that today more than ever we need to rely on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Young scholars define folklore, folk groups, tradition, and oral narrative, identify traditional elements in Their Eyes Were Watching God, and analyze and explain the role of traditional folkways and folk speech in the overall literary...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed