Students read, interpret and research African proverbs to help them examine the diverse communities in Africa. Students write their own proverbs that reflect their own community and its values.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 4: Proverbs
"Eneke the bird says since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching." As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Paul Hernadi and Francis Steen's essay, "The Tropical Landscapes...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin: A Resource Guide for Educators
“There is no story that is not true, . . .” And uncovering the truths in Things Fall Apart is the focus of a 68-page resource packet designed to provide instructors with a wealth of materials that enhance understanding of Chinua Achebe’s...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
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
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
Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit
What would happen in the sequel of Walk Two Moons? After finishing the novel with your middle schoolers, consider doing the three activities here to discuss theme, point of view, and plot with your young learners. The plans found here...
7th - 9th English Language Arts