The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 12: Author's Purpose - Yeats and Achebe

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Is there such a thing as fate/luck? Can one fight destiny? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe's purpose in writing Things Fall Apart, class members answer these questions from Achebe's point of view and then from William Butler Yeats's point of view by referencing Yeats's poem "The Second Coming."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If class members are unfamiliar with eulogies, conduct a mini-lesson on the conventions of the form and provide examples
Classroom Considerations

  • Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart serves as the anchor text for the unit
  • The 12th in a 13-lesson unit, designed specifically for identified gifted and talented learners, that uses a variety of texts to explore the concept of diversity and the challenges of communicating across diverse cultures

 

Pros

  • The seven-page resource includes the plan, a resource sheet, discussion questions, and links to related resources
Cons

  • Some class members may need additional scaffolding to make the connection between the information on the resource sheets and the discussion prompt